Vice President Joseph N. Boakai
‘Ruth Perry Was Outstanding Liberian, Great African Woman’ - Boakai
MONROVIA, January 30 (LINA) - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has described the fallen former Chairperson of the Council of State, Ruth Sando Perry, as “an outstanding and great African woman who invested in the fight against war, discrimination, exploitation, inhumanity and violence.”
He said the best Liberians can do to cherish her memory is to uphold the principles, ideals and aspirations she so courageously defended.
Vice President Boakai said at the continental level, Madam Perry was among several African women to be recognized as “Women of Substance” at the African Union Diaspora African Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He made the commendation at the weekend in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A in a ‘Special Tribute’ on behalf of the Government of Liberia at the funeral service of the late Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry, a press release from the office of the Vice
In the tribute, Vice President Boakai said ‘indeed Liberia is in deep grief for this profound loss of such a fine character and leader’ and described her as a “towering daughter of Liberia and the African continent.”
Madam Perry died at the home of her son in Columbus, Ohio, United States of America early Sunday, January 8.
Prior to her death, she served as the third Interim Chairperson of the Council of State, National Transitional Government of Liberia during the country’s civil crisis from September 3, 1996 to August 2, 1997.
She succeeded Professor Wilton G. S. Sankawulo and presided over the transition of power to Mr. Charles Taylor following the 1997 Special Elections