The Executive Mansion says its attention has been drawn to posts on social media with the image of a ship marked “SS George Weah,” which is said to belong to President George Manneh Weah, stating that said information is untrue.
In a release issued on Sunday, August 1, 2021, the Executive Mansion clarifies that President Weah does not own a ship (or a yacht) as alleged by the posters. According to the report, the assertion is another diabolical attempt by detractors to spew false claims about the President.
They further stated that the story, which was first published in 2019 by Global News Network – with the photoshopped image – was done without any evidence or fact-checking, noting that the publisher of GNN, Mr. Cholo Brooks, has been contacted and asked to retract the story, in keeping with the ethics of good journalism.
The release quotes the Executive Mansion as saying, “The allegation bears all the hallmarks of yellow journalism. But despite the falsehoods, President Weah remains committed to responsibly carrying out the duties of the office of President of Liberia, in keeping with the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, including guaranteeing free press and free expression.”