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Liberia’s New Leader Tips into First 100 Days Plan

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By Festus Poquie

President-elect Joseph Boakai has tipped into his first 100 days deliverables while promising to reconcile Liberia’s 5.3 million population after narrowly winning a fiercely contested presidential election.

He lauded President George Weah for conceding defeat and has pledged to keep the nation peaceful.

All major roads across the country will be passable within the first three months of his administration, the incoming president said.

Health, cost of living will be tackled, too.

“I can assure you that we are prepared to bring prosperity, Boakai told reporters after he was declared winner of the Nov 14 runoff vote Monday.

“We know the cost of living in this country. We want to improve it.

“Liberians have been complaining for many things. We want to quickly review and find reasons for some of the hardship, especially in areas that are essential to their livelihood. ”

“I want to thank President Weah for conceding. I have assured them that we are all Liberians.  We want a peaceful Liberia.  We will move to reconcile the country and make sure that we all get on board to build our country.

Boakai secured 50.6% of the vote in the Nov. 14 ballot, results released by the National Elections Commission showed. President Weah got 49.4%, it said.

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