23 October Press Brief

Friday, 27th October 2006

PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT
By Cyrus W. Badio


  • President Johnson Sirleaf ends trip to USA; receives Hunger Award; Returns tomorrow.
  • Congratulate Muslims on the End of Ramadan.
  • President nominates District Commissioners for seven counties.: Sinoe; Gbarpolu; Grand Kru; and Grand Cape Mount.  Others are Maryland, RiverGee, and Rivercess. 
  • On UN Security Council decision to maintain sanctions on Diamonds:
    • Government will continue to work towards measures that will lead to the lifting of sanctions on the diamond industry.
    • Encouraged that the UN acknowledged efforts being taken by government to be Kimberly compliant.
    • Government welcomes a decision by the UN Security Council to lift temporary travel restrictions on Former Financce Minister, Emmanuel Shaw and Speaker Edwin Snowe.