12 October 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Tuesday’s peaceful holding of the presidential and House of Representatives elections in Liberia and reiterated the continued support of the UN to the consolidation of peace and democracy in the West African country.
“The Secretary-General commends the efforts of the National Elections Commission and security institutions for this important milestone in the history of Liberia,” said a statement issued by his Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.
Also in the statement, the UN chief congratulated the people of Liberia who turned out enthusiastically in high numbers to vote, and commended the Liberian women’s groups for their active and important role in the electoral process. He went further to review the list of agenda which was stated by one of the presidential candidates George Weah last month in a meeting with UN officials, and promised that the UN will show massive support for the people of Liberians and the new government.
List of George Weah’s promises to the people of Liberians
1. To strengthen democracy During the widely publicized campaign, George promised to “dialogue” with Liberians, thus insisting that he is focused on advancing democratic principles in Liberia. And to fight corruption, “We will build institutions to fight corruption.
2. To rely on the youth Same Monrovia rally. George praises young Liberians adding that they will take the country “to the moon”. According to the Presidential candidate, it is time to give way to the younger generation.
3. To ensure completion of the abandoned projects, George explained that it is important for him to finish up those projects before starting his. George felt special responsibility after hearing rumours that things were not being done properly. “I decided that I must visit some of the uncompleted site projects to know the level of work there because some people have been saying all sorts of things, though some of them the projects have abandon.
4. To improve healthcare services, It was the success of dealing with Ebola that added credibility to this promise. Liberia became a good example of the African country that had managed to contain the deadly virus spread. George also attributed increase in life expectancy to the performance of his administration as a seantor and said he would improve the level of living. “And the government I head will not rest on its oars in improving all our health indices to make sure that Liberians not only live longer lives, but that we live better quality lives.
5. To bring back the good old days in sport, it has been awhile since we represented in a competition and came out victorious, the government i will lead will make sure that smile appears on the faces of Liberian sport again. Read full text via the link provided on the site