President Weah Issues Restriction On Foreign Travels For Government Officials
Liberia President George Weah has issued travel restrictions affecting members of the executive branch of government. According to an executive mansion release
”Liberians are gradually experiencing the development initiatives of this administration. It is essential that our development efforts are sustained; with all areas of Government focused on creating a BETTER LIBERIA.
This means that presidential appointees are available and on duty to give their institutions direction and effective leadership. The above mentioned presidential appointees are to note the following restrictions on foreign travels effective June 1, 2019.
For every official travel, you are to obtain Travel Authorization Letter from the President before leaving the country.
Liberia Immigration Service is by copy of this Directive instructed to ensure that they are in receipt of a Travel Authorization Letter from the President from a traveling official on every of such travel.
Also, City Mayors, County Presidential Appointees and Presidential Appointees of Institutions of Higher Learning must ensure that they obtain Travel Authorization Letter from their supervising Minister and
Governing Board respectively in consultation with the Minister of State.
Presidential Appointees should provide evidence indicating the sponsors of their trips, period away from the Country along with their travel request letter.
As of July 1, 2019, Ministries, Agencies and Commissions eligible to attend statutory meetings/events outside of the country are required to
submit to the Minister of State, schedules of those meetings/events and any intended quarterly travel plan for approval by the President.
Presidential Appointees are entitled to one month annual leave and can be split. The Presidency remains grateful for a written pre-knowledge should that leave be spent out of the country.
For extreme emergency request for personal and official foreign travels, authorization will be treated on a case by case basis.