Former Liberian President Moses Z. Blah Laid To Rest

By Edwin G. Wandah

The late Liberian President, Moses Z. Blah, was on Saturday, May 3, 2013 finally laid to rest in his native homeland in Toweh Town Nimba County.

According to the official program, activities covering the funeral rites first started in Monrovia with series of wake-keepings. Almost all members of the branches of the Liberian Government, both Houses of Representatives and the Senate, the Judiciary and the Liberian leader Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have been very concerned.

But in Toweh Town Nimba County where the late Liberian leader was laid to rest, hundreds of high power Government officials jam-packed the official residence of the late Liberian leader Moses Z. Blah, where the entire program took place.

Our reporter that travelled with the bereaved family saw tears pouring down the faces of hundreds of family members and friends who formed part of the convoy from the official home of former Liberian President Moses Z. Blah in Soul Clinic in Paynesville outside Montserrado County to Toweh’s Town Nimba County.

In Ganta, one 72-year old lady said to me, “Day-ma da na da so was a good man my son,” she burst and wept in tears. She said further. Another Depue said, “The late Moses and I grew up in Toweh’s Town as kids; we played football together and even did lots of plays together as kids”.

Reading the Official Gazette of the Liberian Government, the Chief of Protocol of the Liberia Republic of Liberia Ambassador Elijah Flahn Seah said the late former Liberian President Moses Z. Blah, affectionately called “Pa Blah” was born on April 18, 1947 hundreds years after Liberia gained her independence in 1847 and died on April 1, 2013 at the John F. Kennedy Hospital.