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Pres. Sirleaf Says 2013 Xmas Tree Lighting ‘Special’
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2013

MONROVIA, Dec 19 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has said the participation of the three branches of government in lighting of this year’s National Christmas Tree was “special’ as it marked the first under her administration.

Before this, each branch performed the ceremony separately at their respective premises.

President Sirleaf said the celebration was also special because it took place on the grounds of the Executive Mansion, signaling the start of the process for the return of her office to its original home. 

The president’s office was relocated to the nearby Foreign Ministry after a fire incident at the Executive Mansion on July 26, 2006 while Liberians celebrated the National Independence Day.

The Liberian Chief Executive made the remarks Wednesday when she officially switched on the National Christmas Tree at the Executive Mansion on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

She stressed the need for every Liberian, especially the haves, to put a smile on the faces of the needy by sharing gifts during this festive season.

The President urged the Liberian people to work together for the common good of the country in the spirit of love and unity in the coming year.

 Earlier, President Sirleaf joined the National Legislature and the Judiciary in lighting their respective Christmas trees.

Speaking on the grounds of the National Legislature, Senate President Pro-Tempore Gbehzongar Finley said the event was historic because it was the first of its kind since his ascendency to the position of President Pro-Tempore.

At the Judiciary, Chief Justice Francis Korkpor hailed the high level of coordination and cooperation among the three branches of government.

LINA HVW/PTK     

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