MONROVIA, Jan. 25 (LINA) -President George Manneh Weah has commended the United Nations (UN) for its relentless efforts and steadfast partnership between the global organization and Liberia for the last 75 years.
Delivering his State of the Nation Address at the joint Chambers of the National Legislature Monday, the Liberian leader noted that for the last 75 years, the UN and its related agencies have helped to build peace, lasting stability, promote human rights and development in the West Aftoican nation/
President Weah maintained that over the past years, the United Nations has consistently provided political support and accompaniment in sustaining peace, as well as coordinating policy, program sand operations for peace consolidation and delivering on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
« It has been approximately three years since the United Nations Mission force, UNMI, departed from Liberia after serving as the bastion of our national security,” President Weah said, indicating that, “Since their departure, we as a Government and a People, have not only maintained the peace, but secured it unbroken. »
In related development, President Weah stated that peace and security also comes with good governance and adherence to the rule of law.
According to the Liberian President, during the period under review, the government has gone to extreme lengths to ensure that the fundamental rights of all citizens were guaranteed under the law, stressing that the government will continue to hold on to its responsibility and perform its duties under the Constitution.
However, he called on Liberians, irrespective of political, ethnic, religious or social differences to work in the interest of peace.
“I have duly reported to you on the Sate of the Liberian nation, and from my report we can rightfully conclude that the State of our Nation is stable and peaceful,” President Weah said.
He maintained that together Liberians have shown remarkable resilience in the face of the unprecedented and unforeseen challenges presented to the country by the global pandemic.
Meanwhile, Weah said that in spite of these daunting challenges, the development drive of the country has not been derailed, adding that the government understands some of the personal and collective challenges the people are faced with on a day-to-day basis as they seek to put bread on their table.
« I too have felt the pain of hunger and poverty, I have mandated the entire machinery of my administration to recalibrate and enhance the focus on finding lasting solutions to the bread-and-butter issues facing our people,” President Weah revealed.