The Liberia's President-elect, George Manneh Weah, has called on Liberian diaspora to join hands with his government to rebuild the country, saying their skills, experience and expertise are needed to achieving this.
He made the call during his acceptance speech delivered on Saturday in Monrovia, capital of Liberia.
In the same vein, he appealed to investors to make the country their destination, while promising to make private investment of the core issue of his administration.
President-elect Weah addressing international partners says: "We know that aid flows have declined over the last few years, in our view this decline is not good for the current transition - at least in the short term. While we work to grow the Liberian economy, expand our revenue base, medium term aid would be needed to support projects that would be critical to our long term growth." He wants an improved relationship between them and Liberia.
He reiterated his commitment to transforming the lives of all Liberians saying it would be the "singular mission and focus of my presidency",
"I can truly say that the best way to celebrate all Liberians is to improve their lives through the instruments of pro-poor public governance. I declare publicly today that transforming the lives of all Liberians is a singular mission and focus of my presidency," he emphasized
He promised that there would be no room for people who will "cheat the Liberian people through corruption", and that he would build on the institutional gains made by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Weah made little promises during his campaign period, but his acceptance speech was lofty with promises, noting that in the next few days, he would be forming a government that is committed to fighting for the ideas that inspired his campaign.
"Those chosen to serve will and must be dedicated to the ideas of grassroots, social transformation," he added.
"We will build a new institution where necessary to protect rights and foster inclusion amongst our people."
Photo: George Weah (Globe Afrique)