Gov’t Remembers Former Pres. Blah

The Government of Liberia yesterday remembered falling Liberian President, Moses Z. Blah describing him as an extraordinary statesman whose contributions have cased Liberians to enjoy ten years of uninterrupted peace and tranquility.   On Monday, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf led an array of government officials including Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and cabinet ministers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to sign the Book of Condolence for the falling President Moses Z. Blah.

Speaking on behalf of the Government minutes following the signing ceremony, Liberia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine Ngafuan said government recognizes the immerse contributions made by the former President especially when he took over the presidency.

Mr. Ngafuan said Blah came to power at a very critical period in the nation’s history and only served for two months. “He led the transition from war to peace during his presidency and he turned over to a transitional government. We have enjoyed the peace for which he for which he fought for ten years then without interruption,” Ngafuan said.

Among other things, Mr. Ngafuan described former President Blah as an extra-ordinary statesman who served his country diligently in the face of difficulties.

For his part, the head of the Blah family, Representative Ricks Toweh said the former President was a man of peace whose entire life was to promote peace and tranquility and his country. Rep. Toweh said the remains of Amb. Blah will be interred in Toweh Town, Nimba County.

At the same time, members of the national Legislative and Judicial branches of government have also signed the book of condolence for the falling Liberian leader. Following the signing of the book by President Sirleaf, Veep Boakai and members of the cabinet, members of the legislature led by House Speaker, Alex Tyler also signed the book.

The Chief Justice and members of the Supreme Court Branch also signed at the ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It has been disclosed that former government officials will be signing the book of condolence today. Mr. Blah died recently in Monrovia following a period of illness.

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