President Sirleaf Expresses Shock Over Death of G. Bacchus Matthews

Friday, 7th September 2007
The late Bacchus Matthews.
The late Bacchus Matthews.
Photo Credit: The Analyst Newspaper
Monrovia, Liberia - Statement from the Office of the Press Secretary to the President on the death of veteran Politician, Bacchus Matthews.

The President is shocked and saddened over news of the death of veteran politician G. Bacchus Matthews, who passed away on Friday, September 7, 2007, at the Catholic hospital in Monrovia.

The long and difficult years of struggle by the Late Bacchus Matthews for the political transformation of our country, can not go unacknowledged. He has left an indelible mark on our countryís political history, for which he will long be remembered.

The Late Bacchus Matthews was unquestionably one of Liberiaís great sons, who contributed immensely to the countryís fledgling democracy, through his advocacy over the years, dating back to the 70s. Mr. Matthewsí constructive voice in the political discourse on the direction of our country will be missed.