Ellen Meets Wives of Aggrieved Soldiers; Assures of Resolving Outstanding Problems

President Sirleaf in a group photo with wives of AFL soldiers at her Fish Market residence

As she raps off her leadership as President of Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has met wives of aggrieved soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in an effort to resolve outstanding problems surrounding the compulsory savings they claimed the Ministry of Defense owes them. She assured the aggrieved wives of AFL soldiers of government’s commitment in resolving their concerns. She said government will pay the money into the soldiers’ accounts over a period of time, noting: “I, as well as the President-elect have been briefed by the Chief of Staff of the AFL.” she revealed.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf met the aggrieved wives of AFL soldiers on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at her Fish Market residence.

It can be recalled that the aggrieved wives of AFL soldiers blocked the main road leading to Roberts International Airport over a week ago, which hampered the free flow of traffic in demand of their husbands’ compulsory savings.

The women were escorted to the President’s residence by the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia Major General Daniel D. Ziankahn.

She commended the wives of the soldiers for the professional services their husbands exhibited on behalf of the country. “Let me use this time to commend you for allowing your beloved husbands to serve our country,” President Sirleaf noted.

Speaking further, the Liberian leader thanked the wives of AFL soldiers for their patience in addressing their concerns stressing that the Chief of Staff – Major General Daniel D. Ziankahn will take charge of the matter instead of the Minister of National Defense.

She then praised Maj. Gen. Ziankahn for the constructive role he has played in handling the situation.

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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.