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BY KORIR JUMA,BBC,22ND JAN 2018-George Weah has been sworn in as Liberias president in a packed stadium in the capital monrovia.
In his speech he promised to pay civil servants a “living wage”, an AFP correspondent has tweeted, after he delivered his first speech as Liberia’s president, taking over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf:
The new president was categorical that he comes into office with a focus on fighting graft saying he was elected with a mandate to fight corruption and said that would mean paying civil servants a living wage. Also told the private sector the country was “open for business”
Weah didn’t shy away from referencing his sporting past in his inaugural address. “I have spent many years of my life in stadiums but today is a feeling like no other” he told the crowd.