Snakes power Liberian President George Weah out of workplace

Liberian President George Weah at a press conference, April 2018Picture copyright

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President George Weah will return to his standard workplace on Monday

Snakes have been present in Liberian President George Weah’s workplace, forcing him to work from his personal residence, the BBC has learnt.

Press secretary Smith Toby advised the BBC that on Wednesday two black snakes had been discovered within the overseas affairs ministry constructing, his official place of business.

All employees have been advised to remain away till 22 April.

“It is simply to make it possible for crawling and creeping issues get fumigated from the constructing,” Mr Toby stated.

“The Ministry of Overseas Affairs hosts the workplace of the president, so it did an inside memo asking the employees to remain dwelling whereas they do the fumigation,” he stated.

The workplace of the president has been primarily based within the Ministry of Overseas Affairs since a hearth in 2006 gutted the close by presidential mansion.

A FrontPage Africa information web site video reveals employees making an attempt to assault the snakes once they appeared close to the constructing’s reception.

“The snakes had been by no means killed,” Mr Toby stated. “There was just a little gap someplace [through which] they made their manner again.”

Police and presidential safety had been seen guarding Mr Weah’s residence within the capital Monrovia. A fleet of automobiles together with escorts jeeps had been parked outdoors.

Mr Toby stated the Ministry of Overseas Affairs began to fumigate on Friday.

“That constructing’s been there for years now, and [because of] the drainage system, the potential of having issues like snakes crawling in that constructing was excessive,” he stated.

The president is certainly returning to his workplace on Monday after the fumigation whether or not or not the snakes are discovered and killed, Mr Toby stated.

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