State Funeral For Blah Today

State funeral over the remains of former Liberian President, Moses Z. Blah is expected to be held today in Monrovia.

Wake keeping over the former Liberian President was held last night at the Centennial Pavilion and later following the wake keeping, the remains of Amb. Blah was taken to the Capitol Building for the continuation of the wake. Blah was the Vice President of Liberia during the Charles Taylor regime and as Vice President he was President of the Liberian Senate and presided over its sessions.

Speaking during the wake keeping, the head of the Blah family, Nimba County Representative, Ricks Toweh lauded the Government of Liberia for assisting the family for the burial of the late Blah.

Today, a state funeral over the late Liberian leader will be held at the Centennial Pavilion. The funeral service is expected to be attended by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, government officials as well as foreign diplomats.  The funeral will commence at 9:00 A.M.

Following the funeral service, the remains of the fallen former President will be taken at his home in Paynesville and later taken to Toweh Town, Nimba where he will be interred. Mr. Blah died recently in Monrovia following a period of illness.

Recently, the Government of Liberia remembered the late Moses Z. Blah describing him as an extraordinary statesman whose contributions have resulted to ten years of uninterrupted peace and tranquility.