In the spirit of pan-Africanism, Ghana has offered security support and protocol assistance to the Republic of Liberia ahead of its Presidential Inauguration of President-elect Joseph Boakai, to be held in Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, on Monday, January 22, 2024.
The support package is a result of a request made by the outgoing president of Liberia, George Weah, to the Ghanaian president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, through the Ghana Embassy in Monrovia for operational support to organize the much-awaited investiture event.
Joseph Boakai will be sworn in as Liberia’s 26th president on Monday following his election victory over former football star George Weah.
The 79-year-old narrowly beat former Ballon d’Or winner Weah in November’s run-off poll with 50.64 percent of the votes to 49.36 percent.
He will be sworn in for a six-year term during a ceremony in parliament in the capital, Monrovia.
The security assistance includes human and technical support, with the Ghana Police Service providing 10 VVIP motorbikes, highly trained senior dispatch riders, and security gadgets and equipment to be deployed during the presidential inauguration.
President-elect Joseph Boakai was at Roberts International Airport to acknowledge the arrival of the security team and equipment. He also briefly interacted with the Ghanaian contingent and welcomed them to Liberia.

An official of the Ghana Embassy in Monrovia gave a brief background on the assistance and the presence of the Ghanaian security and protocol contingent.

A Liberian government official believed that the gesture was a true example of pan-Africanism and Ghana has once again shown its leadership on the continent.

Joseph Nyumah Boakai Sr., was born on November 30, 1944, in Wasonga, Lofa County, and served as the 29th vice president of the Republic of Liberia (2006–2017) in the administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female head of state. He previously ran for president of Liberia in 2017 and narrowly lost to outgoing president George Manneh Weah.

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