Monrovia, Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has returned home from Ghana and described the inauguration of President Nana Ado Dankwa Akufo-Addo as a reinforcement of very strong relationship between Ghana and Liberia.
The Liberian civil war left many children orphaned and destitute. Those who are lucky to pass through the cracks sometimes find themselves in nice foster homes where they assimilate with foster siblings. The rest either end up in run-down orphanages or get sucked into street life by selling in the streets of Monrovia for hard-hearted relatives or equally destitute parents.
The Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has told Ghanaians that “Like Ancient Ghana stood more than thousands years ago modern Ghana is a shining star in Africa today”. She said “Let the light shine even brighter”, she told thousands of Ghanaians at the inauguration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. She spoke on behalf of ECOWAS and the Republic of Liberia.
The road leading from 2016 to 2017 has not always been a smooth one. In fact, from all indications, the road has definitely been a very rocky and sometimes, very treacherous journey. But be that as it may, we think that incremental achievements cannot be overlooked or overemphasized; although we stand to be the first to join forces with those who insist that, indeed, more needs to be done.
Fellow Liberians, as we turn the page to a new year, we are all reminded of God’s promise to Liberia. A promise, to live in a rich society characterized by religious, political, economic freedom and dignity with abundant wealth. Every year brings renewed hope to everyone, but for Liberians and Liberia, this coming year is very special.