As the administration of President George Manneh Weah enters its second year, having adjusted to the porous governance landscape of Liberia in the first year, focus is being dedicated to substantive businesses that matter. Keeping his grip still on road connectivity which was the particular obsession of the President in his first 12 months in office, he has vowed to take agriculture and energy with strong hands as he did with paved roads during the first year. He made this known during his state of the nation address in January. True to his words, the President has taken at least seven ministers of Government and other important sectoral agencies to the Jewish nation of Israel where they are expected to push discussions particularly on agriculture, energy and technology with their middle-eastern hosts. The Analyst reports.
President Dr. George Manneh Weah, at the head of a high-level government delegation, departs the country today Friday, February 22, 2019 for four-day official visit to the State of Israel.
The visit is in honor of an invitation extended him by the Government and people of Israel.
While in Israel, President Weah will hold discussions with Israel’s President and Prime Minister Mr. Reuven Rivlin and Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu respectively, focusing on the creation of investment opportunities in agriculture, health, security and energy sectors by Israelis financiers.
President Weah will also participate in a traditional and cultural “Tree Planting” ceremony, an historic event for every visiting President or Head of State.
Those accompanying President Weah include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Gbehzohngar Findley, Minister of National Defense, Hon. Daniel Ziankahn, Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Mogana Flomo, and Minister of Lands, Mines & Energy, Hon. Gesler Murray.
Others are Minister of Health, Hon. Whilhelmina Jallah, Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Hon. Samuel Tweah, Minister of Information, Hon. Len Eugene Nagbe, the Head of the National Investment Commission, Hon. Molewuleh Gray and Monrovia City Mayor, Hon. Jefferson Koijee.
While the Liberian Leader is away, Hon. Nathaniel F. McGill, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs will chair the affairs of the Cabinet in close consultation with the Vice President, Madam Jewel Howard-Taylor and via telephone conversation with the President.