Monrovia - Surprising inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison, Montserrado County Senator George Weah on Tuesday paid an Independence Day visit to prisoners at the South Beach.
The purpose of the visit, according to Senator Weah, was to see the living conditions of the prisoners and find ways to help.
He told correction officers during his visit that he will observe what is needed most and make interventions as senator of Montserrado County by providing some of the basic needs of inmates, including soaps, beds, toothpaste amongst others.
Meeting with some of the prisoners, he cautioned them to remain calm and follow the due process of law. As part of his visit, he also met with representatives of the 19 Grand Gedians who are currently behind bars at the Monrovia Central Prison.
During his meeting with the Grand Gedeains, he said in his former position as Peace Ambassador, the case of the 19 Grand Gedeains was brought before him. He called on them to remain calm and follow the court process.
“I came to say happy Independence Day,” he said.
“God see you all, even as you are in Prison. I have come to encourage you that the law is due process and we will keep advocating for your release if you are proven innocent.”
Senator promised to meet with President Ellen Jonson Sirleaf. He said he has been in talks with the Executive to make sure they are given due process, promising to pay a visit to Ivorian leader Alassane Ouattara to hold discussions with him on issues surrounding the imprisonment of the Grand Gedians.
Weah meets female inmates
Senator Weah also met with female inmates and juvenile delinquents at the prison and encouraged them to remain discipline. “We are all Liberians—you are value as we are. Keep your discipline, you will be out one day, keep the courage”, he said.
“I came to see and I am glad I was given the opportunity to see how the prison is."
"We will keep following up the process, best we can do is to help you prove your innocence. Be strong and hopeful, if you did not commit the crimes you are here for, it doesn’t matter how long,” he said.