Vice President Joseph N. Boakai pledges to keep working with President Sirleaf

Monday, 26th November 2012

Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says he and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will continue working together to bring maximum development to Liberia and foster genuine reconciliation.

He said his priority now is to focus on the work that is before him in keeping with the mandate of the Constitution, adding “I will work closely with the President to achieve those objectives for which we were elected.”

The Vice President said he and President Sirleaf continue to maintain excellent working and personal relations, and denounced any attempts to imply otherwise.  He out-rightly rejected any calls for the President to leave office ahead of her constitutional mandate, a release from the Office of the Vice President said.

Vice President Boakai was speaking over the weekend in Karquekpo, Sinoe County, when he dedicated a clinic constructed by MERLIN and turned over to the Liberian Government for use by the people of Dugbe District.

Vice President Boakai said that Liberia has made tremendous progress and has gained unparallel international recognition under President Sirleaf’s leadership.  Hon. Boakai told the gathering that he will continue to work very closely with the President as she steers the affairs of  the State and meet the goals  and objectives as spelt out in the platform of the ruling Unity Party.

He called upon civil society groups as well as all other stakeholders to avoid criticisms based in skewed analysis and instead reflect on the progress we continue to make in the national reconstruction process. He said internal wrangling and flagrant disrespect for public officials have not helped us in the past and certainly do not augur well for sustaining the stability and progress we as a people have thus far gained. 

Noting further, Vice President Boakai warned those who want to sow seeds of discord in the society to desist as the years of war and destruction did not bring any good to this country, but total carnage that destroyed precious lives and basic infrastructure. Vice President Boakai said when citizens work together and desist from activities that undermine peace and reconciliation much could be achieved.

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai thanked the citizens and people of Sinoe County for the level of support given the Government in its drive to achieve reconciliation and national development.