26 November 2009

Liberia: "Murderers of Keith Jubah Will Never Go Free"

Funeral services over the remains of the former chairman of the Public Procurement & Concessions Commission (PPCC) have taken place at the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia, with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf describing the late Keith Jubah as faithful, diligent, committed and a man devoted to the nation, to his institution, to his family and to the Almighty God.

The late PPCC chairman lost his life as a consequence of a heinous murder at his residence on Morris Farm in Kakata, Margibi County on November 1, 2009.

Family members of the late Keith Jubah line up behind the casket bearing the remains of Mr. Jubah/ Photo Credit: James M. Garresen, II/Executive Mansion

President Sirleaf said she remembered late Jubah as a motivating intelligent young man behind the upliftment of the quality of life of people working in the rubber industry.

The late Honorable Jubbah, the Liberian leader said contributed to the success of the Morris American Rubber Company of which he was president and general manager.

After obtaining a Master's of Science degree from Pittsburg University in the United States, Mr. Jubbah returned home and worked at the Firestone Rubber Plantation. After a brief stay in the US during the war, Jubbah returned to Liberia and established the Morris-American Rubber Company.

An Executive Manson release says President Sirleaf has assured the family that those who committed the brutal murder will never go free. She also called on the bereaved family to have solace in the Lord, and pray that his soul may rest in peace.

As a mark of last respect and tribute to the late Hon. Keith Jubah, it was ordered that on the day of his internment, the National Ensign of the Republic of Liberia will be flown at half-staff from all public buildings in Bong County, Republic Of Liberia. The remains of the late, PPCC chairman will be laid to rest Friday in Sannoyea District, Lower Bong County.

The funeral services were held at the Providence Baptist church in the presence of President Sirleaf, the Jubah family and an array of Government and Unity Party dignitaries and many sympathizers.

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