President Sirleaf Tours Executive Mansion to Assess Damage

Thursday, 23rd November 2006
Taking a look at the extent of the damage caused by the July 26 fire tragedy.
Taking a look at the extent of the damage caused by the July 26 fire tragedy.
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Thursday toured the Executive Mansion to see the extent of damage done to the building since fire gutted it during the July 26 Independence Day Celebrations.

The President toured various parts of the building including her office on the fourth floor, now packed with rubble. The Chief Executive discussed the prospects of renovating the building with Mr. Aaron Milton of the Milton and Richards Architecture Firm.
 
President Johnson Sirleaf expressed the hope that the Executive Mansion would be habitable, allowing her office and the staff to begin work as the renovation process continues.

The President called for new architecture to be explored as the building gets the much needed facelift. The Liberian Leader requested the Milton and Richards Architecture Firm to submit estimates for the cost of renovation for governmentís assessment. The time frame for the renovation and cost estimate, the President noted, would be determined by the architects.

The visit at the Executive Mansion was the Presidentís first since the fire disaster.

President Johnson Sirleaf was joined on her tour of the building by officials of Milton and Richards Architecture Firm, Acting Minister of State Natty B. Davis, Acting Public Works Minister Luseni Donzo, Liberia Electricity Corporation Managing Director Harry Yuan and General Services Agency Director General Willard Russell.