LIBERIAN PRESIDENT WEAH FACES INCREASING OPPOSITION AMID COUNTRY’S ECONOMIC PROBLEMS

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President Weah who took office in January 2018 has recently been facing increasing opposition for his handling of the country's current economic crisis amid the aftermath of back-to-back civil wars and the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak.
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Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah, has reassured Liberians and residents alike that there will be no instability in the country under his administration amid rising economic and security concerns.

President Weah said he has the constitutional duty to protect all Liberians and residents and to ensure that every inch of the length and breadth of the country is secured. Tensions have been rising in Liberia because of increasing anxiety about the bleak economic conditions in the country.

A previously scheduled protest march against President Weah for Dec. 30 has been postponed to Jan. 6. Friday, ECOWAS and UNOWAS issued a joint statement calling on"all parties to work towards calling off this imminent protest in the general interest of Liberia and the sub-region."

Remarking at the Georgia Patten United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 29, 2019, President Weah urged citizens and residents to go about their normal activities including work, business amongst other regular chores. President Weah, a staunched member of the Church, joined hundreds of worshippers to commemorate the church’s 115th Anniversary. Making remarks during the program, the President said peace is important and will always prevail.

“This is a country of laws, and not men. I am going to protect this land in keeping with the constitution,” President Weah noted. The Liberian leader told the congregation and assured all Liberians that his administration, which was elected democratically will stay its course until he ends his democratic tenure.

“The state will be protected by me,” said President Weah. “Go about your normal activities. Our constitution is cleared about peaceful assembly. No protest is going to take place.”

Weah who took office in January 2018 has recently been facing increasing opposition for his handling of the country's current economic crisis amid the aftermath of back-to-back civil wars and the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak.

Opposition group COP (Council of Patriots) has called for President Weah to step down. COP Chairman Henry Costa, reportedly once a supporter of Weah, stated: "We are not happy because of the situation in the country, something which we have been talking about for some time, the economic hardship, the corruption, the abuse of power and especially the way the president runs the country."

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