22 January 2013

Liberia: 'Weah's Hands Are Clean- Rep. Pelham Comes In His Defense; Debunks Critics

Geroge Weah's appointment to the position of peace ambassador by President Ellen Johnson Sirileaf remains a very divisive and thorny across amongst Liberians, but Representative Munah Pelham of the Congress for Democratic Change {CDC} thinks otherwise, saying that those who abhor the appointment for reasons known to them are in the wrong direction.

Rep. Pelham also of Montserrado County District 9 told reporters over the weekend that those who think the CDC's Standard- bearer does not have the credential to reconcile Liberians are wrongly judging him because "his hands are clean."

In her view, Weah's preferment is the best because "no other person that could have been appointed other than him, who is endowed with the wisdom to reconcile the people."

The lawmaker, the youngest in the Lower House, also indicated that Ambassador Weah has the power to use his ability of loving and cherishing to unite the people of Liberia.

She pointed out that Liberia's peace and reconciliation process was not a strange challenge to the CDC Standard bearer, adding: "he has since been involved while working with the disarmament of fighters immediately after the war.

Rep. Pelham's statement is in response to opposition to his preferment, in that most Liberians are of the conviction that the CDC political leader is unable to lead the process of peace and reconciliation in Liberia.

Recently, Montserrado County District 2, Rep. Sekou Konneh exclaimed that the political leader of the CDC was bound to fail in reconciling Liberians, as he has already started his peace and reconciliation initiatives on exclusion of the Muslims in Liberia.
 She used the occasion to disclose plans for the renovation of markets, hand pumps, scholarship programs for youth, women's micro loan program, peace and reconciliation initiatives among others in the district.

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