The former football icon who is now the President of Liberia- George Weah has been forced to work from private resident instead of his presidential office as a result of snakes invading his office.
The presidential press secretary, Toby Smith revealed that two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, his official place of work on wednesday. As such, all staff are to stay away from the building to enable proper fumigation of the building. The fumigation will start on Friday- 19th April.
In his response to BBC reporter, Toby said:
“It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building,”
“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 do the fumigation,” he said.
The office of the president has been based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since a fire in 2006 gutted the nearby presidential mansion.
“The snakes were never killed,” Mr Toby said. “There was a little hole somewhere [through which] they made their way back.””That building’s been there for years now, and [because of] the drainage system, the possibility of having things like snakes crawling in that building was high,” he said.
The president is definitely returning to his office on Monday after the fumigation whether or not the snakes are found and killed, Mr Toby said.
George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah was sworned into office as the President of Liberia on the 22nd of January, 2018.
Weah is the 25th president of the West African nation, taking power from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf after 12 years.