The President of the Republic, His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah, has raised his political credential at the 74th United Nations Assembly (UNGA), announcing that despite sporadic street protests and agitations against him administration, there are no political prisoners in Liberia.
Speaking of developments at home on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, on the Liberian state of affairs in his second speech at the UNGA since his ascendency, President Weah noted that in his year and half of leadership, several protests have taken place from time to time but all of them ended peacefully.
He said his Government welcomed the protests, something he said is “a positive manifestation of our democratic maturity.”
The Liberian Leader averred that he remains committed and focused to upholding the constitutional mandate, including ensuring all democratic rights of the citizenry and guaranteed the protection of all. President Weah said he would do all within his powers to ensure that peace prevails in Liberia, a charge kept for almost two years of his presidency.
“Our country is today a beacon of democracy in Africa, where freedom of the press, freedom of expression, freedom of association and other political and democratic rights are respected, under the rule of law,” the Liberian Chief Executive told the UNGA.