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Liberia to review concession agreements

Liberia’s new President George Weah has ordered a review of concessions entered into by previous administrations, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. Concessions generally cover government grants of rights, land or property. The statement said a committee would “review and ensure that all contracts entered into by the …

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Weah Wants Tenured Officials Submit Appointment Credentials

President George Weah has directed that all officials of government occupying tenured positions should submit to the office of the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs their letters of appointment and certificate of commissioning on or before Friday, February 9, 2018, the Executive Mansion has said in a release. According …

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Liberia: Gov’t, World Bank Sign US$24.7M Grant

The World Bank has provided its first development support to the President George M. Weah Government with the signing of an International Development Association (IDA) Grant Agreement amounting to US$24.7million between the Bank and the Liberian Government. Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel D. Tweh signed on behalf of the …

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Weah’s Pro Liberian Business Stance Excites LIBA

The Liberian Business Association (LIBA) says it is excited by pronouncements by President George Weah during his inaugural address urging Liberians to see themselves as players and not as spectators in the economy. In his inaugural address on Jan. 22, President Weah said his government will prioritize the interests of Liberian-owned …

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What Liberian President-elect George Weah must do

When footballer-turned-politician George Weah is inaugurated on January 22 as Liberia’s 25th president, he will face the challenging task of reviving a resilient yet deeply divided, poorly managed, post-war country.    Weah was the frontrunner among 19 candidates who ran in the first round of elections last October 10. After an electoral litigation battle that dragged on for …

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