LiMA Boss, Lenn Eugene Nagbe On Progress Of President Weah’s Monthlong Trip Amid Some Criticisms

Mr Lenn Eugene Nagbe, High Commissioner, LiMA

The Commissioner General of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) revealed the success story of the Liberian leader, HE George Manneh Weah’s monthlong trip out of the country, noting that his trip bagged a series of bilateral and multilateral meetings with his colleagues and business executives.

In an address this week, Mr. Lenn Eugene Nagbe, speaking via WhatsApp audio at the regular press briefing of the Ministry of Information emphasized that it is necessary for the President to extend his trip abroad because of other appointments that require him to travel to France, Monaco and the United States of America.

The Marine Boss explained in his address that he used the occasion​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​with with other important guests.

Mr. Nagbe also disclosed that during his stay in Morocco, the Liberian leader met with the Prime Minister of Hungary to continue the bilateral discussions that had already been initiated, adding that the Hungarian government committed US$50 million to support business investments in the Liberia.

In addition to the US$50 million, Nagbe said that President Weah visited Morocco’s largest port, Port Tanger, where he managed to get the port authority to agree to provide technical support for the improvement of Freeport Monrovia.

He said after the President’s visit to Morocco, initial discussions were underway from the management of the sea port of Monrovia to send the technical team to meet their counterpart in Tanger to start the work, adding that upon the arrival of the team to to Liberia, assessment. done to expand the port and improve the technical capacity of the port.

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President Weah then left to honor his national duty at the Climate Change Conference in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, together with other world leaders and, according to Nagbe, his African counterparts nominated the President to address issues climate change in West Africa.

He also said that the reason why President Weah was nominated to promote West Africa is that Liberia has about 40% of the forest of Guinea which makes all the biodiversity in West Africa.

He said that the President expresses his gratitude to the people of Hungary, noting that it is the first good news since the President’s trip abroad.

The Commissioner of LiMA revealed that the leader of Liberia emphasized climate financing in Egypt, where compensation should be given to poor countries affected by climate change and, as a result of President Weah’s speech, Liberia is now among other countries in the Africa to benefit from several billions. dollars that will be distributed to the countries concerned.

“There is now agreement among world leaders that countries like Liberia that have so much of the lungs of the planet, that is the rainforest, should be compensated for not exploiting their natural resources, and that a meeting it was decisive and the President used it. the opportunity to interact with other world leaders to promote some of the bilateral agreements he made with them,” Nagbe said.

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During his visit to Egypt, among the various meetings of the President, he established a special delegate to finalize an agreement regarding technical staff, including the Minister of Public Works, the Minister of State without Portfolio, among others, to build special projects, including the Greenville, Zewdru and Buchanan roads.

Nagbe revealed that the assessment team from Egypt will be in the country on November 27.

He emphasized that the various destinations that the President had after leaving Egypt on November 9, that Dr. Weah Paris at midnight the same day to attend the Peace Forum in Paris, where he was the Special Guest of Honor at the forum which started on 10 November.

He noted that, upon the arrival of the President, he had preparatory meetings with the officials of the French government and the organizers of the Forum on November 11; and then attended the Forum from 11-13.

Nagbe said that on November 14, the Liberian leader had a meeting with the French President and the following day, he met with the Liberian community in France.

Nagbe added that the President stopped on November 16 and continued his official meetings on November 17 and finally left for Doha, Qatar on November 18 and arrived almost midnight the same day.

He said that amid the misinformation that circulates around the President’s travels, it is the tradition for any President to arrive a day or two before the official ceremony of any event and in doing so it is the responsibility of the government to send the public properly informed about the President’s event. trip.

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On November 30, President Weah is expected to hold a one-day meeting with the Prince of Monaco to discuss the future of Liberia’s youth in sports and business.

“President Weah has been in Qatar for four days but it seems like a long time because he decided to undertake all his commitments in one trip. This president has not taken any medical trip outside the country and he has not taken any vacation, so it is unfair to the president that people would still criticize his hard work,” Nagbe further explained.

He said that all the games designated for the President and his delegates to watch are at the recommendation of FIFA.

While in Qatar, the President arranged a special delegation to visit an Academy in the Emirate to conclude an agreement to build a sports academy in the country and to train young athletes and coaches.

On December 13, President Weah will attend the United States-Africa Leaders Summit at the invitation of the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, according to dispatch.

On Tuesday, a dispatch from Doha, Qatar, where the president is the Guest of Honor at the FIFA World Cup, revealed that President George Manneh Weah will not be returning home until December 18.


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