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Gov’t commences late McClain’s home going process

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  Minister Edward McClain
Minister Edward McClain

LIBERIA:-The Liberian Government has commenced the process leading to the official home going of Liberia’s Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Edward McClain.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Wednesday, August 17, 2016 led an array of senior government officials to sign the Book of Condolence at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.

Senior government officials who accompanied President Johnson-Sirleaf at the Book’s signing ceremony were Vice President, Joseph Boakai, Chief Justice, Francis Korkpor, and Members of the Supreme Court’s Bench.

Others are House Speaker, Alex Tyler, and members of the House of Representatives, the President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Amah Jallah, and members of the Senate.

Later during the day, the Doryen and members of the diplomatic corps joined the signing ceremony. Later during the day, the Doryen and members of the diplomatic corps joined the signing ceremony. The book of condolence will remain open until Friday, August 19.

On Saturday, August 20, at 4 pm, the body of Dr. McClain will be conveyed under appropriate military escort from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Home in Sinkor to the Providence Baptist Church on Ashmun Street, where wake keeping will be held from 5 o’clock pm to 9 pm on the same day.

While enroute to the Providence Baptist Church, the fallen Minister will be briefly conveyed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On Monday, August 22, funeral rites of the deceased will be held at the Providence Baptist Church at 10 in the morning to be followed by internment at the Melton Family Plot in Upper Caldwell.

Meanwhile, as a mark of last respect and tribute to the late Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, President Johnson-Sirleaf has declared a period of mourning during which time the national ensign will be flown at half-mast from all public buildings in Liberia.


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