President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf has appreciated the professional services rendered to her and the country by the elite Executive Protection Service (EPS) through her 12 years of service as President.
During a brief farewell meeting with the elite EPS administration and agents at the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia Wednesday 17 January, five days to hand over power to her successor Mr. George Manneh Weah, Mrs. Sirleaf thanked the VIP Service men and women for carrying out their duties professionally during her tenure.
President Sirleaf says many of them were there in 2006 when she started to work as president, noting that they carried out their work and duty after 12 years in accordance with their code of conduct and the laws of the Republic of Liberia.
She says the 12 years have gone by very fast, and she now in keeping with the Constitution and the right thing to do, moves on and let her successor take over and carry on the work to the develop the country.
She tells the officers that they were not just there to serve her or appointed to serve her, but they have been there to serve their country during her tenure and they will continue to serve in the next person’s tenure.
She urges the EPS to continue to do what they do, to continue to be good law – abiding citizens, and continue as professional security men and women for which they were trained. President Sirleaf assures the officers that she will continue to work for the development of Liberia.
By Winston W. Parley