Kelgbeh: Liberia will benefit from Pres. Weah’s UAE trip

President Weah (left) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Photo: Executive Mansion

Benefits from Liberian President George Weah’s recent trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be felt in very crucial areas, presidential press secretary I. Solo Kelgbeh has noted.

President Weah was in the Mideast country as guest of the Special Olympics hosted there and then held talks with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and investors.

Kelgbeh noted during an update on Monday that the benefits will include the creation of jobs and general improvement of the lives of Liberians.

He noted that President Weah held discussions with the Crown Prince about areas in which the country could help Liberia.

The talks centered on infrastructure, the energy sector, agriculture, transportation, the Pro-Poor Agenda, among others.
Kelgbeh noted that President Weah emphasized the creation of an economic zone, the building of a major cross country highway and investment in the Liberia’s energy sector corporation to spur national development.

Kelgbeh added that President Weah also held talks with Elite Agro, a UAE agricultural company which has promised to help Liberia achieve food sufficiency in two years.
Elite Agro is a reputable business that has operations in Senegal, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia and Mauritania.
The press secretary also noted that in the area of transportation officials of a transport company, Ashok Leyland Transport have expressed interest in doing business in Liberia and would be willing to send about 250 to 300 buses to Liberia.
The company, he said, also operates in the Ivory Coast and Gambia.
Another UAE company, DP World said it is ready to rehabilitate Liberian ports in the capital, Monrovia and other parts of the country.