President Sirleaf in Accra for African Union Summit

Sunday, 1st July 2007

Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is among several African Heads of State and Government, attending the African Union Summit in Accra, Ghana.

The President and delegation left the country Sunday morning.  An Executive Mansion release says the Liberian leader will articulate the countryís position on the issue of a single African Government, an issue dominating this yearís African Union Summit. The President has said the question of a single African government is one that must not only be left alone with policy makers, but must involve broad-based discussion among the people.

The Chief Executiveís delegation to the Summit includes Representatives Jonathan Barney of Gbarpolu County, Mobutu Nyepan of Sinoe County and Alomiza Bah of District #1, Montserrado County. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs; Information and Commerce as well as National Security Agency Director, Fombah Sirleaf, also form part of the Presidentís delegation.

During the Presidentís absence from the country, the Cabinet will administer the Affairs of State, under the Chairmanship of Defense Minister, Brownie Samukai, in consultation with the Vice President, Dr. Joseph Boakai.