In what is perhaps a novel way to educate Liberian citizens about the Covid-19 pandemic,Liberian President George Weah has released a song to raise awareness about the virus.
President Weah hopes to appeal to music lovers across the nation of some 4.5 million people to ensure Covid-19 does not spread further than the three cases already confirmed in the capital Monrovia.
In a telephone interview with Liberia’s RFI in Monrovia, Presidential Press Secretary Isaac Solo Kelgbeh said that aside from the measures already taken by the government, President Weah is anticipating that his song will resonate with Liberians, who will then take the necessary precaution to stay safe.
It is not the first time Weah has used his singing skills to help his country, as his first musical venture was during the Liberian civil war.
“During the civil crisis, he used his voice when he collaborated with other icons to sing a song for peace in Africa…again during the 2014 Ebola crisis, as a senator he used his voice to sing an awareness song against Ebola,” he said.
According to the publication , the Liberian government has already implemented several measures in two regions within the country, including a ban on public gatherings; school and houses of worship closures as well as suspension of flights in order to limit the spread of Covid-19.
The president partnered with both gospel musicians and local secular singers to produce the anti-coronavirus song.