Snakes have been found in Liberian President George Oppong Weah’s office, forcing him to work from his private residence.
It has been reported from a strong source that black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building which serves as the president’s official place of work.
All staff of the presidency who occupy offices in the building as well have been directed to stay away until 22 April for fumigations works to be done at the place of work. It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building,” Press secretary Smith Toby met and told the press.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the office of the president, so it did an internal memo asking the staff to stay home while they carry out the fumigation exercise.
The office of the president was relocated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since a fire in 2006 gutted the nearby presidential building.
Information indicated that workers tried to attack the snakes when they appeared near the building’s reception area.
“The snakes were never killed,” Mr Toby said. “There was a little hole somewhere [through which] they made their way back.”
Police and presidential security were seen guarding Mr Weah’s residence in the capital Monrovia. Vehicles for presidential use including escorts jeeps were parked outside.
Mr Toby said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs started to fumigate on Friday.
Close source to the presidency admitted That the Ministry of Foreign affairs office building has been there for years now, and because of the drainage system the possibility of having things like snakes crawling in that building was high.
Mr Toby the press secretary in brief with the press indicated that the president will definitely return to his office on Monday after the fumigation whether or not the snakes are found and killed.
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