President Sirleaf Returns Home; Visits Deceased Families of Children Killed in Accident

Tuesday, 6th December 2016

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Monrovia, Liberia-Tuesday, December 6, 2016: President Ellen Johnson has returned home following her participation in a number of events held in Ghana, London and Nigeria. She termed the outcome of the visits as fruitful and in the interest of the country and sub-region.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf made the statement on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 upon her arrival at the Roberts International Airport following her encounter with the press.

President Sirleaf said in Ghana she joined other African leaders to witness 7 political parties signed a Code of Conduct - committing themselves to non-violent elections, peace and to accept the elections results scheduled for December 7 this year. She said in the United Kingdom, she also joined the Liberia educational authorities to raise support for education in Liberia while her visit to Nigeria was mainly to become familiarized with ECOWAS Commission activities and functions.   

Meanwhile, shortly upon her return to the country-President Sirleaf made a brief stopover at the Gbargboe Town Community in Paynesville to sympathize and identify with the bereaved families of the two children accidentally killed in the motor accident involving the Presidential Motorcade.   

At the home of the deceased children’s prayed that God would keep families strong adding that as a mother of four boys herself - she was deeply touched by the passing away of the two children.

Speaking earlier, the spokesperson of the Family, Mark Korda, thanked President Sirleaf for her concern acknowledging that the tragic incident was an accident and should be seeing as such. He also expressed gratitude for the level of concern and support given by the Government of Liberia during the President’s absence from the country.  

Mr. Korda used the occasion to commend authorities of the Liberia National Police for closely working with them, up to arranging interments and other activities leading to the two children’s burial. President Sirleaf was accompanied at the home of the bereaved family by authorities of the Liberia National Police including Col. William Mulbah, Deputy Inspector General of Police for Administration. Col. Abraham Kromah, Deputy Inspector General of Police for Operations and Mickie Gray, Chief of Public Safety and Liberia’s Defense Minister, Brownie J. Samukai, Jr. among others.