Ahead In The First Round Of The Presidential Elections: George Weah Is The Only Candidate With A Clear And Coherent Program

By Louis Jublin – ljublin@alberaconseil.fr |

With nearly 40% of the vote, George Weah, 51, largely arrived ahead of his opponent in the first round of the presidential elections, with an advance of 10 points. His ambition to win the elections of November 7th and his engagement for the economic development of his country remain steadfast.

GEORGE WEAH, A CANDIDATE FOR HOPE

Following the elections of October 10th, George Weah has taken the lead in 11 out of Liberia’s 15 counties, including Montserrado, where is located the capital city. These results illustrate the confidence of the Liberian people and reflect a genuine desire for change.

His exemplary exercise as Senator of Montserrado since 2004, his candidacies for the presidential elections of 2005 and 2011 and his role as an UNICEF ambassador confirm George Weah’s legitimacy to be a candidate in these elections.

Youth is mobilized to support George Weah as he embodies hope for a growing Liberia. In a country where more than 60% of the population is under 25, this powerful support is an important lever to bring him victory.

George Weah explains: “Today we must forget the past. This country is young. Youth future depends on education for all”

GEORGE WEAH, A CLEAR AND COHERANT POLICY BASED ON 3 PRIORITIES:

ACCESSING WATER AND ELECTRICITY, STRENGTHENING THE JUDICIARY SYSTEM AND FIGHTING AGAINST CORRUPTION

The candidate of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CCD) has made the choice of a clear and coherent policy which includes the necessary measures to set up in order to foster economic development in Liberia:

  • Access to drinking water and electricity for all

A major but unavoidable challenge for a country where access to improved drinking water and sanitation facilities is well below the rest of sub-Saharan Africa and where less than 2% of the population has access to the electricity grid.

  • Transparency and fierce fight against corruption

The judicial system must be strengthened to ensure an equal and independent justice. This will help create a stable legal environment. Once elected, George Weah wants to establish a code of conduct to prevent bribery and to strengthen sanctions. He will also organize a referendum on the State decentralization, to make it and public services, more accessible to the population.

STRENGTHENING REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

George Weah is actively engaged in developing close ties with the international community, regional organizations such as the ECOWAS, the AU and in multiplying official meetings with African Heads of state.

He wishes to restore Liberia’s image, whose financial rating has been deteriorating for the past years. His plans for the creation of a Development Bank and a “Debt Management Office”, will allow the country to access the global capital market.

Press contact Agence Albera Conseil

Louis Jublin – ljublin@alberaconseil.fr 07.86.30.15.60 / 01.48.24.04.50

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.