The President of the Republic of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday travelled to Sierra Leone in the aftermath of the country’s devastating mudslide and flooding on the 14th August 17, 2017 that resulted to many death.
Already, President Sirleaf through an Executive Mansion release on Wednesday, sent her heart-felt condolence on behalf of the people of Liberia to the government and people of Sierra Leone. Before leaving the shores of Liberia, President Sirleaf went to the Sierra Leone Embassy at Congo Town in Liberia with other dignitaries where she signed a Book of Condolence on behalf of the people of Liberia. Addressing the Head of Chancery at the Sierra Leone Embassy Dr. Roseline Turay, President Sirleaf said that Sierra Leone and Liberia have come a long way in sharing common interest and at a trying time like this, the people of Liberia are fully committed in ensuring that Sierra Leone gets on her toes back. President Sirleaf added that she had already sent trucks load of relief items, but her presence in Sierra Leone will serve as a manifestation of the true bond between the two countries. The Vice President of Liberia Joseph N. Boakai also visited the Embassy and signed the Condolence Book. In her remarks, Dr. Turay said that President Sirleaf has demonstrated her true leadership and commitment in strengthening the ties between the two nations. Expressing her heart felt gratitude, the Press Attaché at the Embassy Mariama Coker said that the relief items and medical doctors from Liberia have shown that Sierra Leone is not in isolation in handling this natural disaster. Already, President Alpha Conde of Guinea was the first head of state from the Mano River Union to visit the carnage of the disaster, followed by other delegations, and the international communities. On the 14th of this month, Sierra Leone experienced the worst flooding and mudslide disaster which caused the lives of hundreds of residents.