Liberia: Executive Mansion Wall Falls

The Executive Mansion has been out of use since 2006 when the President’s floor was gutted by fire at a time former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was hosting other Presidents from the region who had joined her to celebrate Liberia’s Independence Day. It has since been under renovation

Monrovia – Part of the gigantic wall of the Executive Mansion facing the old Budget Bureau has fallen as a result of heavy rainfall this morning.

There was no casualty. However, agents of the Executive Protection Service (EPS) rushed to the scene to avoid intruders into the abandoned home of the Liberian presidency.

The falling of the wall comes a day after an assessment was done at the Executive Mansion by the Minister of State and Nathaniel McGill and Bomi County Senator Edwin Snowe.

Presidential Aide Sekou Kalasco Damaro posted on his Facebook page on Monday: “Today, the Minister of States for Presidential Affairs, Hon. Nathaniel F. McGill and the Acting Senate Chair on Public Works, Hon. Senator Edwin M. Snowe Jr.  did an inspection and assessment tour and we were assured and can therefore safely say to you that before the July 26 celebration, few floors will be ready for usage while the rest will still be undergoing renovation and the project will be completed early 2022.

For twelve years, this didn’t happen but under four years we are yielding tangible fruits.”

The Executive Mansion is the official residence and workplace of the Liberian President.

The current Executive Mansion building was constructed during the regime of former President William V.S. Tubman.

The construction works of the building started in 1961, and was completed in 1964.

The Mansion has been out of use since the first tenure of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf when it was gutted by fire.