Liberia to fire politicians refusing to come home to fight Ebola

August 26, 2014 04:04 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 05:40 pm IST - Cape Town

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is set to fire government officials refusing to return to Liberia to help fight the Ebola outbreak, a newspaper reports.

Government officials need to return to Liberia within a week, Johnson Sirleaf stipulated in a directive, Front Page Africa reported.

Officials currently in Liberia are banned from leaving the country. “The Liberian leader has directed that all officials ... who violate the orders are hereby relieved of their positions,” the statement read.

A few exceptions have been granted to politicians who need urgent, specialised medical treatment outside Liberia or to those on “critical assignments,” government said.

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