President George Manneh Weah has challenged the religious community of Liberia to champion a united front to help move Liberia forward.
“In the spirit of peace and Unity, the Liberian leader urged the Council of Churches to help Unite the nation and its people, “saying Unity starts from the Church and ends with the government”.
President Weah wants the church to speak out especially on issues of division if lasting peace and reconciliation should be achieved in the Country.
He called on Liberians to see love as a key pillar to the forward march of the nation.
According to President Weah once the Church is committed to a common course, the nation’s biggest agenda can be achieved smoothly.
The Liberian leader speaking at the thanksgiving service Sunday at the Liberty Christian Center in Johnsonville said it is through togetherness, the Country and its people can be stronger.
Additionally, he noted that his government is open to a continuous dialogue process: Bring up your ideas, let’s sit on the table and see how to move Liberia forward”, noting that he cannot do it alone.
At the same time the 172nd Thanksgiving Day speaker Rev. Father Michael Tweh warned Liberians to respect their leaders and desist from politicizing everything in society.
Rev. Tweh said it is only through Peace, Unity and togetherness, Liberia can move forward.
He told President Weah that as a father of the land, he needs to play the fatherly role and reach out to all despite their backgrounds or position on national issues.
According to him some people are willing to work in his government but needs he (President Weah) to call them on board.
The man of God encouraged President Weah to do all in his power as a mandate given him to unite the people of this Nation, saying” If you want to be a king, You have to have the heart of a King” he noted.
The 172nd Thanksgiving Day Speaker reminded President Weah that he has the upper hand to reach out, as such he needs to do like-wise and now.
Dialogue he indicated should be the hall mark of President Weah’s administration, ” Continue to dialogue, widen the scope of your pursuit for ideas and wisdom if you must achieve your goal, Rev. Tweh added.
He advises President Weah not be distracted by everything that is said about his administration but to remain focus and ensure his goals of delivering the necessary goods through the pro poor agenda is realized.
“Don’t be distracted rather remain focus, seek wisdom and lean not on your own understanding but acknowledged God, and he will direct your path”, the man of God intoned.
The Thanksgiving ceremony which was held at the Liberty Christian Center in Johnsonville was graced by the religion community including Government officials and was part of activities marking Liberia’s 172nd Independence Day program.