Liberia’s 24th President George Weah on Thursday February 8th, 2018 left the Country on a three nation tour.
According to Presidential Press Secretary Sam Manneh President Weah visits were in two folds, an appreciation or thank you visit as well as a private one.
Weah started his visit to Senegal, Morocco and finally France.
In Dakar Senegal the Liberian Head of State ended his visit in a controversial style when he addressed the media in French instead of English his native language.
The situation sparked mixed views amongst the people with some arguing that President Weah’s statement had no tangle and negative impact as such they added that it was a lazy and weak discussion while others feel that though it has no legal bearing but for expediency sake he should have addressed the media in English.
However other experts in protocol and foreign service who refused to be named did say that once the President spoke in an International acceptable language there is indeed no problem.
Well as a result of the mixed views President Weah today in Paris France address the media in English but this time around with a different saga.
The 53,000usd budget which the President use for his trip did not include a local media person as highly expected.
Liberians who normally followed their leader whenever he makes international trip were disappointed to see a disdained and unprofessional upside down phone video live screening on the President’s page by Presidential Press Secretary Sam Manneh.
Unlike the French President Emmanuel Macon live screening which was professional and crystal clear on his official page, President Weah’s screening was completely discouraging and disgraceful something that sends an ugly image of the Country to the globe especially during this digitized 21st century age.
Unfortunately no local or trained Journalists was part of the trip who could have if been available done a professional job instead of what the Presidential President Secretary Sam Manneh did.
Liberians in general are as a result of that poor screening Wednesday encouraged President Weah to always take with him one or two locally trained Journalists who will cover the President visit and report effectively to the Liberian people back home.
The chief executive officer is expected home on February 28th, 2018 along with his delegation as Liberians are expected to hear some good news from his trip especially with major focus on youth empowerment and jobs creation.