President Weah Consoles Bereaved Family of Fallen Lawmaker


President George Weah consoled the bereaved family of late Montserrado County District#9 Representative Munah Pelham-Youngblood on Thursday after he paid an official visit to the family at the late lawmaker’s residence..

The late Rep. Pelham-Youngblood died in Accra, Ghana on Wednesday, July 8, after a protracted illness.

Rep. Pelham-Youngblood

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Weah described fallen lawmaker as a symbol of love, a true revolutionary, and astute advocate for justice.

“Visibly overwhelmed by grief, the Liberian leader managed to tell the mother of the late lawmaker, Elizabeth S. Pelham, and other family members that the late Munah Pelham-Youngblood would be greatly missed not only by the family and close relatives but also by the nation and the sub-region, as she was selfless to all and courageous and effective in all she did,” Executive Mansion release said.

President Weah encouraged the bereaved family to trust and count on God for lasting comfort and peace as they mourn the death of their daughter, sister, mother, and role model.

He assured the bereaved family that the Government of Liberia would work with them to ensure a befitting home-going as she was an esteemed stateswoman.

Rep. Pelham-Youngblood was one of the matriarchs of the Congress for Democratic Change and now the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change who campaigned to ensure the coalition won the 2017 general and presidential elections.

The Liberian Chief Executive was accompanied by a number of government officials.