REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
For Immediate Release
Gov’t. To Sign Book of Condolence For Former South African President
(MONROVIA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013): The Government of the Republic of Liberia has announced the signing of the Book Of Condolence in memory of Former South African leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the age of 95 years.
According to a Foreign Ministry release issued in Monrovia on Monday, the signing ceremony of the Book of condolence will take place on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the South African Embassy in Congo Town, commencing at 10 a. m.
Vice President Joseph N. Baokia will lead an array of Liberian Government officials to the South African Embassy at the ceremony.
According to the protocol for the ceremony, at the hour of 10: 45 a m, the Speaker and members of the National Legislature will sign the Book, while the Honorable Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court Bench will sign the Book of Condolence at 11: 45 am.
Thereafter, a National Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm at the Centennial Pavilion.
The Government of Liberia in collaboration with the South African Embassy near Monrovia is hosting the Memorial and Reflection Service in honor of the late Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and Eminent Statesman, an advocate of peace , social justice and freedom for humanity .
Meanwhile, Vice President Joseph Boakai is expected to lead an array of government officials including the Speaker, the President Pro-Tempore, the Chief Justice, the Dean and Members of the Cabinet and other officials to the memorial service.
Horatio Bobby Willie
Assistant Minister/Public Affairs