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Prez. Sirleaf led gov’t officials, signed Ruth Perry book of condolence

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President Sirleaf signs the book of condolence for late Ruth Perry.
President Sirleaf signs the book of condolence for late Ruth Perry.

MONROVIA-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf today led an array of senior government officials to sign the book of condolence in honor of Former Liberian Interim Leader, Ruth Sando Perry, at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.

President Sirleaf Thursday, January 26, 2017 sat still for a while at a decorated platform containing two lighting candles and the photograph of Mrs. Perry before signing the book of condolence at the Foreign Ministry, in Monrovia.

The Liberian Chief Executive was followed by members of the cabinet, including Acting Foreign Minister Elias Shoniyin, Justice Minister Cllr. Frederick Cherue, Internal Affairs Minister Henrique Tokpah, Information Minister Eugene Nagbe and Post and Telecommunication Minister Frederick Norkeh, among others.

Meanwhile, the President Protempore of the Liberian Senate, Armah Jallah, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emmanuel Nuquay, led members of the Legislature to sign the book of condolence, followed by the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court.

The Late Ruth Sando Perry, Africa's first female head of state, was a former Senator of Grand Cape Mount County and Former Chairperson of the Council of State of the National Transitional Government of Liberia.

She died on January 8,2017 in Ohio, the United States of America and will be laid to rest at  the Glenn Rest Memorial Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, on Saturday January 28.

This will follow wake keeping on Friday and a funeral at the Trinity Episcopal Church, in Ohio, United States of America.


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