President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf today bestowed honors on 15 prominent Liberians for their exemplary contributions to Liberia and humanity over the years.
The Liberian leader also bestowed posthumous honors upon a Ugandan Doctor, Sam Mutooro Muhumuza, and all other health workers affected by Ebola while discharging their duties to humanity in Liberia.
The President conferred the honors at the Investiture ceremony marking the celebration of Liberia’s 167th Independence Anniversary held in the C. Cecil Dennis Conference Hall at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.
Those honored at the program include former Vice Chairman of the Transitional Government of Liberia, Ambassador Wesley Momo Johnson,the granddaughter of former President Hilary R.W Johnson, Madam
Catherine E. Johnson, Madam Theresa Leigh Sherman, Madam Joanna Coleman George, Madam Lucretia Jeneba Thomas, Madam Patricia N.C Logan and Mr. William T. Bruce Sr.
Others honored by President Sirleaf are Very Reverend Emmanuel W. Johnson, Mr. William Wu, Hon. T. Edward Liberty, Mr. Samuel Mitchell, Mr. Gabriel N. Wilson, Brigadier General Richard K. Wright, Madam Lusu
Klubo Sloan, Mr. Jackson M. Suah, Mr. Aaron Loila and Rev. Samuel Kpadia.
Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has bestowed the honor of Grand Order of Africa Redemption upon the World Health Organization (WHO) for its immense contributions to the Liberian Government over the years in the
health sector including the fight against several sicknesses including the deadly Ebola virus Disease that has claimed the lives of over hundred Liberians.
In remarks during the ceremony, President Sirleaf called on Liberians to join the fight against the disease by reporting to the relevant health authorities any person or persons in communities who are
showing signs and symptoms of the disease.
According to President Sirleaf, the issue about Ebola is serious and it needs the collaborative efforts of each and every Liberian to fight this deadly disease.