LIBERIA: Fire Outbreak Again At The President’s Office

blazing-fire_2869352Fire broke out yesterday, June 14, 2016 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the official office of the Liberian leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with office staffers at the ministry’s 4th floor running for their lives after hearing the news.

This is the second time that a fire outbreak has raided the office of the Liberian presidency, in 2006 similar fire guttered the eight-storey building of the Executive Mansion during the celebration of the country’s 159th Independence Day celebration.

This outbreak at that time compelled the Liberian leader to move her official office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is a few yards from the burnt Executive Mansion, situated on Capitol Hill.

This Executive Mansion was constructed in 1964 under the regime of the late Liberian President William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman by 2,000 workers, including about a fifth of Monrovia’s labor force, and 150 foreign technicians.

This latest incident pondered the minds of many Liberians after the news was heard of the fire outbreak at the office of the President, wondering as what is happening nowadays regarding the continues report of fire outbreak at the office of the Liberian leader.

But reacting to this report, the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Information Isaac Jackson said the firebreak at the Foreign Ministry was a minor incident, and warned people spreading false news that the fire is following the Liberian leader.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.