Discussion To Sustain Peace Ends Today

By Jefferson D. Tweh

In commemoration of celebrating ten years of peace in the country, Liberians on Thursday commenced panel discussions on the ‘Sustainable Peace Agreement,’ which was signed in Accra, Ghana in 2003.

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and leader of the defunct MODEL rebel group, Thomas Yaya Nimely said several conferences were held in the United States of America to help bring peace in Liberia but to no avail.

Mr. Nimely claimed that former President Charles Taylor was an obstacle to peace because he couldn’t listen to anyone despite negotiations.

Mr. Nimely said he was influenced by some political actors to return to Liberia and fight Former President Taylor, as a means of restoring peace to the peaceful citizens.

“I told those political actors that the best way to have peace in Liberia was to fight Taylor and I did. Right now I am not thinking about fighting war again but will contribute to the peace process in Liberia,” Mr. Nimely stated.

Speaking at the occasion, Minister of State without Portfolio Commany Wesseh said Liberians should forget about the past and concentrate on the peace process in the country because it will contribute to national growth.