Liberia: Pres. Weah Throw Jabs at Cummings for ‘Doing Nothing’ over the Initial Departure of Coca-Cola from Liberia


MONROVIA – President George Weah has criticized the leader of the ANC, Alexander B. Cummings for “doing nothing” when Coca-Cola closed its production in Liberia, despite serving on the Board of Coca-Cola Global in Atlanta, Georgia.

According to President Weah, the departure of Coca-Cola and other companies and NGOs that left at the inception of his regime intended to embarrass him and his government.

By Lennart Dodoo, [email protected]

He made the comments on Friday in New Kru Town when launched the distribution of marine life jackets to fishermen under the auspices of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA).

According to Pres. Weah, the return of the company to Liberia was through his instrumentality.

“They only they do is to be on the Board of Coca-Cola and they’re boasting. To be on board is nothing. I worked with FIFA. If you’re on the Board and Coca-Cola is closing in Liberia and you do nothing, then you’re not serious,” Pres. Weah said.

He added: “Do you know how Coca-Cola came back to this country? Those that are boasting that they’re on the Board and what have you, they were there and they allowed Coca-Cola to close and leave. Today, the Coca-Cola that you’re drinking, you know how it came to this country? It was through my instrumentality with my partners and it’s even better, it tastes better than what they took from us, because everybody wanted to embarrass this government to show that ‘these children y’all brought, they don’t know anything’, so, they were cutting their cards, taking their stuff back.”

He lamented that the opposition has been criticizing him that nothing is going on in the country and expects him to achieve in four years what they could not achieve in 171 years.

Pres. Weah bragged about ensuring that the democratic tenets of Liberia remained intact and improved under his regime while at the same time allowing citizens to enjoy all the freedoms ascribed to them in the Constitution.