Traditional Chiefs In Cote d’Ivoire Honor President Weah, With Traditional Name ‘Etoile’

Liberian leader, George Manneh Weah

The Liberian Leader, President George Manneh Weah who is currently visiting two West African nations, Ivory Coast and Ghana was today honored by traditional chiefs and elders during his first leg visit in Ivory Coast.

During this colorful occasion, according to our Correspondent, the Liberian leader was gowned and showered him with a traditional gift items including a walking stick, engraved with an Elephant symbol.

He was also capped during the ceremony giving him a traditional Ivorian name as s “Étoile”, meaning “Star”. The elaborate ceremony was held at the Liberian Embassy near Cocody, Abidjan.

The Chiefs enumerated the President’s numerous achievements as a Footballer and his ascendancy to the Presidency of Liberia They termed the journey as a blessing from God, the Almighty. The Chiefs congratulated the Liberian leader on his presidency and urged him to work hard and deliver on the mandate given to him by the people of Liberia. “We are proud of you…” the Chiefs hailed the President.

Text & Photo credit by Sidiki Trawally

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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.