Liberia Defence Minister Resigns Ten Days After Appointment

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The presidency on Monday announced that Liberia’s defence minister, Prince C. Johnson has resigned. This is coming just ten days after being appointed following a protest by soldiers’ wives.

Report gathered that Liberia’s new president, Joseph Boakai, is facing his first political crisis since his inauguration in January as the president appointed General Geraldine Janet George as a temporary replacement for the key position.

The presidency released a statement confirming that Boakai has received and accepted Johnson’s resignation letter.

According to the presidency, President Boakai ordered the army to lift the roadblocks “immediately” on Monday.

Meanwhile, the President met with soldiers’ wives and promised to examine their concerns, ordering the restoration of electricity and free classes at the Edward Binyah Kesselly barracks.

His team said he had taken immediate steps to address issues lingering for over five years. Boakai further advised everyone to remain calm as the government seeks to address their concerns.

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