Mr. Joseph Boakai (left) interacting with former President Jerry Rawlings.
Outgoing Liberia Vice-President, Joseph Boakai and his wife Katumu Yatta paid a courtesy call on former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings at his office in Accra on Thursday.
Mr. Boakai who contested the last Presidential election and lost to in-coming President George Weah, held fruitful discussions with the former President on the transition in Liberia.
Former President Rawlings commended Mr. Boakai for helping to ensure a successful Presidential election and described the outgoing Vice-President as having a reputation as a man of integrity.
“I believe the new government would welcome ideas and suggestions from someone like him. While he may be a prominent leader in the opposition he owes his country and the government that patriotic duty,” Mr. Rawlings said.
Vice-President Boakai who is a professional business administrator and once served as a Minister of Agriculture, expressed the willingness to assist, whichever way he could.
Mr. Boakai returns home on Friday ahead of the inauguration of President George Weah and Vice-President Jewel Taylor at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium on Monday, January 22.