President Sirleaf Lights Christmas Tree

Thursday, 21st December 2006
Deputy Foreign Minister for Administration Marcus Dahn presents a Christmas Card to President Sirleaf on behalf of the Cabinet.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Administration Marcus Dahn presents a Christmas Card to President Sirleaf on behalf of the Cabinet.
Photo Credit: James Garrison, Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has switched-on the Christmas Tree, marking the official commencement of the Christmas holidays.

Speaking on Wednesday at the Foreign Ministry, the President described the ceremony as a huge symbolism, which represents the enormous challenges the nation faces. The challenges, the President said, would require the collective efforts of all of its citizens to move forward.
The President thanked the Cabinet for making a difference in the lives of their compatriots through the diligence and commitment they have brought to their jobs.

Meanwhile, a Christmas Card bearing the signatures of cabinet ministers has been presented to the President. The card was presented to the President on behalf of the Cabinet by the Deputy Foreign Minister for Administration, Dr. Marcus G. Dahn

In a related development, the President has reached out to members and Heads of several institutions in the country in furtherance of the Christmas Spirit.  The President has sent Christmas cards to the Leadership and members of the National Legislature; the Judiciary as well as Heads of political parties. Civil Society Representatives; Religious Leaders of different Faiths; the Media and Traditional Leaders, among others, also received Christmas Cards from the President.

In a related development, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has visited illing Liberian Journalist, Al Johnson. The Presidentís visit was intended to identify with the broadcast journalist. The Liberian leader wished Mr. Johnson a speedy recovery.