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Liberia: Weah's Liberia Makes Limited Progress in Education, Infrastructure, Sport

Addressing Liberia's legislature on Monday, President George Weah said the country's real GDP fell by three percent in 2020, largely due to coronavirus lockdowns, a slump in international trade and travel disruptions. He has promised to "reset the foundation of monetary policy" to address cash shortages. In the meantime, RFI looks at how much progress has been made on delivering his key promises.

Africa Calling podcast: Ep 14: Midterm review for Liberia's President George Weah, Uganda's Bobi Wine Weah's government has earmarked more than 40 million dollars for education, which is less than the last budget under then-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Infrastructure development is the other policy area Weah's government trumpets, highlighting progress they have made in road building.Liberia's ministry of public works is responsible for the government's road-building agenda, but was unable to confirm how many kilometres of road Weah's government has built, despite requests by RFI.Pushing Liberia's national team Sports is another portfolio within Weah's government that some regard as a success during his first three years in office.

p Addressing Liberia's legislature on Monday, President George Weah said the country's real GDP fell by three percent in 2020, largely due to coronavirus lockdowns, a slump in international trade and travel disruptions.Free university tuition, more road-building and increased access to sports are among the policy promises bearing some fruit in Liberia for ex-footballer George Weah, as he marks three years as president.

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