Liberian President George Weah has mandated the National Security Forces of Liberia to increase their attention and visibility along the border with Guinea,as the situation in that country remains unsolidified.
President Weah on Monday, September 6, 2021, ordered the increase of patrols at the bordering points by relevant security forces that already have presence in the bordering areas.
According to the Executive Mansion, President Weah said the measures put in place at the borders are intended to protect Liberia’s territorial integrity and put the country in potential readiness to address any possible border entry of Guinean citizens who might want to seek refuge in the country.
Pres. Weah called for the strict adherence to ECOWAS Protocols on Democracy and Good Governance, despite unconstitutional control to state power in the ECOWAS Sub-region. The Liberian leader made these statements when he chaired an emergency session of the National Security Council on Monday, to examine the security and political implications that the military and political crises in neighboring Guinea could have on Liberia.
Meanwhile, President Weah is expexted to attend an extraordinary Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Governments of ECOWAS in Accra-Ghana this Thursday, September 9, 2021, to review the security and political crises in Guinea and adopt an approach and strategy in the regional body’s intervention.