It can be recalled that in August of this year, Vice President Howard-Taylor was flown to Accra, Ghana for medical treatment after suffering respiratory complications from Covid-19. The vice president was initially admitted to the privately run Aspen Medical Facility within the Sinkor neighborhood in Monrovia, on 7 August and was undergoing treatment for respiratory complications, according to a release provided by her office. She was flown to Ghana for treatment based on her doctors' advice. “Having favorably responded to treatment and the state of her health stabilized, it was advised that the Vice President seeks further medical attention at a more advanced facility with specialty in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory ailments,” said the release.
For Public Works Minister Mabutu Nyenpan, he was recently admitted at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center after suffering from what a “massive stroke”. However, he was flown out of the country after he was stabilized briefly.
Speaking at an intercessory service in honor of his 54th birthday celebration at his ForkyJlaleh Family Fellowship Church outside Monrovia, President Weah dedicated his birthday to the two officials of government, praying to God for their speedy recovery. "Today, I ask God for the mighty healing of our Vice President and Public Works Minister. Let us all remember them in our prayers. We also pray for the sanity of our country for peace to reign," the President, among other things, added. At the same time, President Weah called on every Liberian to put peace first and peace last in whatever activity they are doing.
Addressing hundreds of young people at the occasion marking his 54th birthday celebration held at the Paynesville Town Hall, outside Monrovia, the Liberian leader pointed out that it is time for Liberians to change what he referred to as "modus operandi". Recounting the historical past of Liberia, he recalled that Liberia has gone through alot of bitter days, and therefore, urged that it is now time for everyone to hold together and let go of envy and anger.
“There are some people who are pushing you to go and protest on the street, to protest on the street is not the best thing to do Liberians. Think of what is going to happen while protesting. Let us change our mode of operandi and put Liberia first. We need to help each other. We need to hold each other and forget about all those anger and envy,” the chief executive asserted. He used the occasion to admonish, mainly the young people not to be used by politicians to do things in a disorderly manner. He pointed out that the mantle of authority lies within the hands of the young people, and as such, they should exhibit moral conducts in their endeavors and be not deceived.
"Most, especially you the young people, this country is for you, You are the future leaders. Leave the protest and negotiate with your government. Talk about your rights peacefully and do not allow the government to put out huge number of police in the street for little things. People crying for human rights when there are human rights. Nothing valuable than peace,” he admonished. Meanwhile, the Liberian Leader 54th birthday anniversary formal program, which was graced by government officials, hundreds of young people and local Liberian musicians, was organized by a newly established group called Movement for the Re-election of Gbehkugbeh ( MOREG) . MOREG used the occasion to officially launchits movement.