Following State Funeral In Monrovia: Fmr. Pres. Blah To Be Interred In Toweh Town, Nimba Co.

State Funeral over the remains of Former Liberian President Moses Z. Blah was held yesterday at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia with an array of top government officials in attendance.

Speaking at the funeral service, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf lauded the effort of the late President which eventually paved the way for the coming into force of Accra Comprehensive Peace Accord which ended Liberia’s fourteen years of civil war in 2003.

President SIrleaf prayed that the Almighty God will continue to provide guidance and solace to the bereaved family especially the widow of the late President and his children.

Tributes came from several state actors including legislators, members of the cabinet and a number of sympathizers, friends, well-wishers and the family.

The body of the late President was taken to Toweh Town which is his home town in Nimba County where it is expected to be interred following family wake keeping.

The late former President Moses Z.  Blah succeeded former President Charles Taylor who had to resign his post as a result of intense fighting in the country.

Former President Blah governed the country from August to October in 2003 following which a transitional government headed by Charles Gyude Bryant took over.