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Pres. Sirleaf attends Ghana’s political party rite

Release/Benjamin S. Taingay
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is in Ghana to attend the signing ceremony of the Electoral Code of Conduct slated for December 7, 2016.

The Electoral Code of Conduct will take place Thursday between political parties in Ghana and the National Peace Council, ahead of Ghana’s elections.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Johnson-Sirleaf’s presence in Ghana to witness and participate in the signing ceremony of the electoral Code of Conduct comes amidst a meeting the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for West Africa, Dr. Mohammed Chambas, held with her.

The meeting was intended to acquaint the Liberian Leader with the electoral processes taking place in both The Gambia and Ghana.

Responding, President Johnson-Sirleaf accepted the gesture and thanked Dr. Chambas for the recognition accorded her. 

The Liberian President, however, expressed optimism for peaceful elections as The Gambia has been doing for decades to set example for the rest of the continent.

She expressed confidence in Ghana’s tradition of upholding peaceful elections and said she looks forward to seeing such elections.

The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy also exchanged notes on the electoral process in The Gambia from the UN and ECOWAS’s perspectives.

President Johnson-Sirleaf and Dr. Chambas also discussed the region’s general security situation, including the peace process in Mali, threats of terrorism and the close partnership between the UN and ECOWAS.

In another Presidential news, the Liberian Leader, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf toured the Mobile Offshore Drilling Units of ExxonMobil positioned at Oil Block-13.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Johnson-Sirleaf, along with delegation, was air-lifted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from the James Spriggs Payne Airport in Sinkor, Monrovia to West Saturn’s offshore platform, where exploratory drilling is ongoing.

During the guided tour, the President received briefings and interacted with personnel working on the offshore platform.

President Johnson-Sirleaf was accompanied to the oil company by Lands Mines and Energy Minister, Patrick Sendolo, Deputy Chief of Staff and the Head of the President Delivery Unity (PDU), Dr. Clarence Moniba, Flight Ops Manager of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA), Capt. K. Moses Weefur, among others.



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