The Government of Liberia has released the Protocol for the signing of the Book of Condolence and funeral arrangements for the Former Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia (LNTG), His Excellency Charles Gyude Bryant.
The Book of Condolence for the late Former Chairman will be opened on Monday May 12, 2014 in the Foyer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs beginning at 9:O’clock ante meridian (AM) to 5:O’clock post meridian (PM).
A Foreign Ministry release quotes the Protocol as saying that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will lead Members of the Cabinet in signing the Book of Condolence, to be followed by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, the Speaker and Members of the National Legislature, and the Chief Justice & Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia.
Former Heads of State and Former Vice Heads of State of Liberia, the Doyen and Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Consular Corps, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as well as heads of international organizations will then follow in the signing of the Book of Condolence.
According to the release, the Clergy and Imams, other officials of Government including Heads of Public Corporations, Autonomous Agencies, Bureaus and Commissions, former officials of Government, heads of political parties and civil society organizations to be followed by the general public on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
The remains of the Former Chairman will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlors at 4 PM and taken to the Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street for one night of wake keeping commencing at 6 PM on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, beginning at 10 AM, funeral rites over the remains of Former Chairman Bryant will be said at the Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, Monrovia, to be followed by internment at the Crozierville Cemetery in Montserrado County.
The Former Chairman of the NTGL died on April 16, 2014 at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center in Monrovia. He was Liberia’s last interim leader who led the country to democratic elections in 2005 after serving from 2003 to 2006.
By: Horatio Bobby Willie – ASSISTANT MINISTER/PUBLIC AFFAIRS