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Weah Hails Media For Good Work …Urges Finance Minister On Debt Payment

President George Weah has, for the fist time in his three years reign; rated media coverage provided the presidency and the CDC-led government as professional.In a discussion with the members of the Liberian media who are forming part of his tour in Karnplay in Nimba County, President Weah said he is thrilled with the level of media reports coming out of the first leg of his ongoing county tour.
He therefore encouraged that journalists mainly members of the Executive Mansion Press Corps to keep up the good works because it is only through them that the country can portray its image to the world.
President Weah who publicly acknowledged that it is only through the media that the global community is able to see and know exactly what is happening in Liberia, motivated the journalists when he praised their ability to independently and objectively highlight the government’s activities and developmental projects in the country during the ongoing tour.
He lauded the members of the fourth estate by pointing out, “We are not saying you should not report the facts as you see them or have been doing in the past but it is equally important to flag the positive things that the government is doing in order to showcase the good side of your country as well because, no one will do it for you except you, yourselves and that should be your contributions to society.”
Meanwhile, still on his six-counties tour now headed for the South east, President Weah said it is not as a means of buying the media’s independence, but mandated the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Samuel Tweah, Jr. to forge a partnership so as to empower the struggling Liberian media as it is done in other countries.
President Weah in his usual unclouded mood reiterated, “Finance Minister Samuel Tweah, please take note about the empowerment of the Liberian media.

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