Liberia’s President George Weah Rewards Who Returned US$50 000 to a Businesswoman who Had Lost it

The President of Liberia His Excellency George Weah has rewarded nineteen-year-old Emmanuel Tuloe’s act of honesty – returning US$50,000 he found along the road side to the rightful owner.

Honesty has landed Tuloe with a golden opportunity – a meeting with President George Weah, scholarship that covers his current 7th grade tuition up to master level and US$10,000.

The President also awarded Tuloe, a motorcyclist in Nimba County, two motorbikes. He will serve as an anti-corruption ambassador and earn a monthly salary.

Tuloe was escorted to President Weah by the leadership of the Nimba County legislative caucus on Monday upon the President’s request.

According to President Weah, he was marveled by the 19-year-old’s sincerity, especially in a dwindling economy.

“This is a young man who could not afford to go to school but he found US$50,000; US$50,000 could take him to school but he decided to give it back. It doesn’t matter his condition he decided to be honest so we, too, have to be honest with him,” Pres. Weah said.

“I am made to understand that you are in the 7th grade with no money to continue your education; that you have no means of income except to occasionally borrow a motorbike from one of your friends when he is off-duty in order to earn a few dollars to sustain yourself,” he added.

“You are a Champion, Emmanuel, and we are all very proud of you. Although it is often said that virtue is its own reward, I believe that you should be additionally rewarded for this virtuous act, which brought miraculous rescue and relief to a hardworking businesswoman.”