George Weah sworn in as Liberian president
George Weah said his first priority was to maintain peace in Liberia which was rigged by more than a decade of civil war.
PRETORIA - George Weah has been sworn in Liberia’s new president.
The first footballer elected to lead an African country has taken over from the first African woman elected to lead the country.
After playing a friendly match against an army team, 51-year-old Weah said his first priority was to maintain peace in Liberia which was rigged by more than a decade of civil war before Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took the helm.
Like US president Donald Trump, Weah has taken to Twitter to get his message across.
He is the first Liberian to assume power in a peaceful changeover since 1944.
Some of his compatriots are promising there will be visible major and positive changes under his presidency.
It is an honor to welcome in our country African and international leaders and partners, for my Inauguration Day. I have many plans for Liberia. Be ready for visible and major positive changes.— George Weah (@GeorgeWeahOff) January 21, 2018
In the future months, together, we will need to work harder than ever for Liberia to grow stronger. This is our opportunity to reveal to the world the true potential of our country.— George Weah (@GeorgeWeahOff) January 21, 2018