|President George Weah visits Benson Street Mosque
In observation of the inaugural festivities and as a show of solidarity with the Islamic Community, President George Weah visited Benson Street Mosque, on January 19, 2017, for prayer. Also joining him was former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor and First Lady Clar Weah.
The president visit was a powerful message of unity. It signified the true meaning of democracy "equal rights, freedom and opportunity" and more importantly the golden rule that all religion shares, "peace, humanity and love."
When asked by a journalist, while entering the mosque, if he can possibly satisfy the expectations of those who were cheering for him outside, the president replied, "I know I am going to meet the expectations… when people love you, you have to strive for them. So there's a lot of expectation but we will meet the expectation."
I remain optimistic that he will. Check out more photos from the president visit below.