President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf has paid visit at the home of the late former Liberian Vice President Dr. Harry Fumba Moniba who died in a fatal motor accident in 2004 when Liberia was gearing up for the post -war presidential and legislative elections of 2005.
The late former Vice President Dr. Moniba served in slain president Samuel Kanyon Doe’s government, sworn in in 1986. An official at the Executive Mansion says President Sirleaf’s visit at Dr. Moniba’s residence in Paynesville on Tuesday night, 20 December was her first, 12 years after the former official died.
President Sirleaf was lead on a guided tour of Dr. Moniba’s house in Paynesville by his son Dr. Clarence Moniba, as she viewed historical photos of the former Vice President. Children of the late Vice President including other family members, friends and wellwishers were at his home when President Sirleaf and her entourage visited there.
The son of the late Vice President, Dr. Clarence Moniba who works in President Sirleaf’s government as head of the President’s Delivery Unit or PDU, told journalists that the family was due to transfer his father’s body on Wednesday, 21 December to his native hometown of Kolahun in Lofa County where they have built a monument for him.
Dr. Moniba said the family did not immediately have the means to do the transfer of the body after their father’s death in 2004, and they were now taking upon the task to do reburial in his home town. He said to keep track of the former Liberian Vice President’s legacy, the family had collected lot of his photos taking during his public life.
Dr. Moniba recalled his father’s contribution to Liberia as Vice President, while also praising for being a family man. The late Vice President was aspiring for the Presidency ahead of the 2005 elections, suggesting in his book titled “A Vision of the Future” that the best way to the Mansion was through the ballot box, arguing that he did not believe in shooting his way into the Executive Mansion. Seen
By Winston W. Parley -by Othello B.Garblah