President Sirleaf Consoles the Family of Fallen Journalist

Sunday, 7th January 2007
President Sirleaf consoles the kids of fallen journalist Al Johnson at his 24th Street residence in Sinkor.
President Sirleaf consoles the kids of fallen journalist Al Johnson at his 24th Street residence in Sinkor.
Photo Credit: Adama B. Thompson, Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed sympathy to the family of the fallen Liberian Broadcast journalist, Al Johnson. The President said she was deeply saddened by the death of the journalist, whom she described as a true professional who was dedicated and committed to the profession and the wellbeing of his country.

The President was speaking on Saturday when she visited the bereaved family of the late Al Johnson at his 24th street residence in Sinkor, Monrovia. The Liberian Leader, who also met and consoled the wife and children of the fallen journalist, prayed that God would grant them comfort and strength in their hour of bereavement.

The remains of the late Broadcast Journalist were later interred at the Paynesville cemetery, following funeral services at the Good News Assembly of God Church in Sinkor.

The late AL Johnson was an employee of the privately-owned radio station, SKY 107-FM.  He died on Christmas Day following a brief illness.

Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Sunday joined thousands of Christians throughout the Country for worship services, marking the first Sunday of the New Year, 2007. The President worshipped at the first United Methodist church on Ashmun Street in Monrovia.

The Senior Pastor of the Church, Rev. Erlene Thompson, said in a sermon that Liberia is on the path of achieving lasting peace and no one can reverse the course. Reverend Thompson urged the President to remain steadfast in her vision for the country.

Following Sundayís service, the President stopped and greeted members of the congregation as well as other citizens who had gathered outside the church to get a glimpse of the President.