weah addresses world leaders on democracy, corruption and gender issues

President George Manneh Weah has called for the strengthening of democracy, fighting corruption and the need to promote gender equality in the world.

In a speech to world leaders, President George M. Weah has called for the strengthening of democracy and “protecting against” the fight of corruption. The Liberian Leader said, and the promotion of freedom and human rights, are crucial to the maintenance of democracy.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism and signed by the Minister, Mr. Ledgerhood J. Rennie, President Weah was speaking at the ongoing Summit on Democracy being hosted by the U.S. President Joe Biden which brings together a gathering of world leaders, civil society and the private sector in a virtual setting to deliberate on the challenges facing democratic institutions and democracy to ponder on what can be done to strengthen the foundations of democracy around the globe.

“In this regard, my government commits to fighting corruption at the highest level; we will seek legislative approval to amend the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission Act to grant that institution direct prosecutorial powers”, President Weah said as part of the Liberian Government’s continuing efforts in deepening the country democratic roots. He also announced the creation of a dedicated court for the “prosecution and conviction” of public officials and other individuals and institutions engaged in corrupt practices and financial offenses.

He also used the occasion to enumerate some of the progress being made on empowering women in achieving gender equality.

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