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President Akufo-Addo eulogizes President Weah as the symbol and hope of Liberia’s youth

Liberia’s President, George Manneh Weah, has paid a two-day visit to Ghana.

 

The purpose of the visit was to renew the bonds of friendship and solidarity that had existed between the Governments and people of Ghana and Liberia.

 

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, received President Weah at the Jubilee House in Accra.

 

The two Leaders later addressed the media where President Akufo-Addo pledged Ghana’s support for Liberia in building and consolidating its fledgling democracy.

 

President Akufo-Addo described President Weah as the symbol and hope of the progress Liberia was making after the civil war in that country.

 

He mentioned President Weah’s predecessor, ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as having done a great deal of work to consolidate the peace and stability, after the traumatic civil was in that country.

 

Imperatively, he said, one of the important outcomes of the process of consolidation had been the elections, resulting in a peaceful transfer of power from a democratically elected government to another.

 

“It is a measure of how far Liberia has come to put her past behind her, and in doing so, it chose a successor, a man who is famous, a sportsman who is the symbol and hope of the majority of Liberia, especially its youth,” President Akufo-Addo emphasized.

 

On his part, President Weah urged President Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana to help Liberia progress and succeed.

 

President Weah noted that Liberia had come a long way through the support of Ghana, and expressed the hope that Ghana and Liberia would continue to relate cordially for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

 

He commended President Akufo-Addo for the role he had played to strengthen the African Union (AU)and pledged to work towards strengthening the existing relationship between the two countries.

 

He has since left for his home country.

 

Source: ISD (Rex Mainoo Yeboah)