According to him, the attitude of young people violating the rule of law is unacceptable and has the propensity to undermine the genuine peace that the country is enjoying as well as to scare away investors desiring to come and invest in the country. The Liberian leader speaking Monday, February 15 when he arrived in Nimba County, Gompa City formerly Ganta City, in a town hall meeting with hundreds of citizens including chiefs, elders and marketers. The dialogue, which was held at Gompa Sports Stadium, is part of his many activities on his citizens’ engagement county tour.
He said it is wrong when people take the laws into their own hands but should learn to respect the civil laws of the country so as to foster peace and harmony. President Weah calls on those who are engage in using mob violence to seek justice to desist from such act, noting that the 14 years of civil war has ended long since so young people should learn to be civil in their actions if they must seek redress. From the first day of his tour from Bong to Nimba, the resounding message of peace to the citizens is something that is top on his agenda on grounds that peace brings development and without peace there will be no progress.
“I want the young people to know that during our days, respect for elders was very high. To see young people attacking Police people and destroying public facilities is very wrong. Elders, Superintendents, you must talk to your people. Let them respect the rule of law and stop attacking police people that are there to protect you. You cannot burn a car because of an accident that happened. It is wrong for someone to burn themselves because of salary harmonization. This is wrong. We need to embrace dialogue and not mob justice.”
Speaking on the other hand, the Liberian Leader assured the people of Nimba that his government will ensure that Nimba County benefit from his developmental initiatives ranging from infrastructure development to economic empowerment. He named the current construction work of a modern City Hall in Gompa City and the construction of the major roads in Nimba County as evidence of what he said he will do for the county. President Weah used the occasion to extend thanks and appreciation to the people of Nimba for reposing confidence in him to become President of the nation from the 2017 elections and at the same time encourage the people of Nimba to continue to repose that trust in him for his re-election comes 2023.
The Liberian leader, among other things, called on the citizens of Nimba to be patient as he strives to do the work for which the Liberian people voted him, noting that “I will change the lives of my people here ,but I want you to be patient because the agenda of my Pro Poor is intended to reach all 15 counties and not only few among the many.”