Vice President Boakai Signs Book Of Condolence For Fallen Chief Clerk

Monday, 20th September 2010
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai at the head of an array of National Legislators Monday signed the book of condolence for the fallen Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, Atty James R. Kaba. Attorney Kaba died on September 10th in the Ghanaian capital Accra following a brief illness. Speaking to journalists shortly after he signed the book of condolence, Vice President Boakai described the late Chief Clerk as a “reservoir” of knowledge, and that his death was an irreparable loss to the nation. “It is unfortunate that within five years, we have lost a number of people from the National Legislature,” the Liberian Vice President lamented, emphasizing that the Chief Clerk’s death has created a vacuum at the Capitol Building that will be difficult to fill. The Vice President hoped God will console the bereaved family during this trying period, adding, “only God knows why it had to happen at this time.” Meanwhile, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has said that the Government of Liberia will ensure that Lofa County remains peaceful ahead of the 2011 Independence Day celebration. Answering a reporter’s question, he said with the participation of Lofa County stakeholders, the February 26 Lofa crisis which led to the death of four persons will soon be resolved. He however emphasized that recommendations from the Lofa County Crisis Committee will be fully implemented and those responsible for the crisis will be brought to justice. He thanked the people of Lofa County for their understanding and tolerance and disclosed that the Carter Center in Liberia has expressed its interest in working with the people of Lofa to end the crisis.