Liberia: Lawmaker backs Dual Citizenship

Published: 20/Feb/2018
Source: The New Dawn (Monrovia)

RiverGee County Senator Conmany B. Wesseh seems to be in support of President George Weah’s recent suggestions for dual citizenship in Liberia, including granting land ownership right to non-Negroes.

Appearing on Power FM, a local radio station in Monrovia on Monday, February 19, he says Liberians are from a diverse background, and the tendency that everything they own would be taken away from them by foreign nationals is baseless.

“We must not be afraid of these things because what I see here is fear, if such can be done in other countries, what’s more of people coming here to be citizens?”, he asks.

Sen. Wesseh argues that if Liberians enjoyed the privilege to go to the United States, Canada, Germany and become citizens in these foreign countries, there should be no reason why nationals of these countries couldn’t come here and take up citizenship as well.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2018