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Gov’t Pays US$34k To 20 AFL Widows, Widowers

 By Chiedi E. Nyenmoh

MONROVIA, January 10 (LINA) –The Government of Liberia has paid to 20 family members US$34,000 as benefits for the loss of their spouses who died in active service in the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).

The amount, according to Assistant Defense Minister for Public Affairs, David K. Dahn, was made available as government’s intention to identify with widows and widowers of fallen service personnel “who served diligently” in the Liberian army.

Dahn told UNMIL Radio’s “Coffee Break” Monday that families who are benefiting from the fund are those whose loved ones served from 2003 up to present.

He noted that the lowest amount paid was $600, while the highest amount was in the tone of US$10,000.

He indicated that the gesture, which has now become a tradition, is in fulfillment of government’s commitment to identify with widows and widowers or next of kins of deceased army personnel.

Dahn stated that this gesture is also intended to reinforce government’s claim that “as long as you are wearing or you wore the Liberian flag, you will never be forgotten.”

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