Liberian President George Manneh Weah has denied rumours that his government has bought a private jet.
After denying the rumours, the Liberian presidency said in Monrovia on May 25 that the government has more priorities to improve the lives of the Liberian people than to pay $30 million to buy a private jet.
In giving a follow up to the hawker’s rumours, Weah did recognize the problem of missing a plane but wondered, “Where do they get that kind of information? It’s not possible for us to buy a plane for $30 million.”
About the plane that made some think that it would be owned by Weah, the interested party revealed that “the plane they are talking about is for my friend, who is the director of a large company in Burkina Faso. He told me to use it when I want to travel because he saw me using planes belonging to Côte d’Ivoire and others. He wants me to use a plane that is not labelled…”
For everything and if Liberia must have a private plane, Weah has expressed the wish that it will be a plane that will be used for commercial purposes to transport Liberians into the country.
He added that since he is a celebrity, he has many friends who are willing to help him and therefore people should be careful not to argue when someone decides to help him like that and this is the case of the private jet.