Pres. Boakai, VP Koung Drug Test Results Prove Negative

By: Sylvester Choloplay

Executive Mansion, Liberia:
One week after declaring the drug crisis in Liberia as a national health emergency, Medical Authorities have confirmed negative results for President Joseph Boakai and his Vice President Jeremiah Koung following their tests .

The president’s negative test result came after testing his urine specimen by doctors from a private clinic called the “Wellness Partners Clinic” in Liberia.

Dr. Nicole Cooper, the Founder and CEO of the Wellness Partners Clinic based in Liberia pronounced the test results of both President Joseph Nyuma Boakai and Vice President Jeremiah Koung at the Executive Mansion in Monrovia.

On January 29 this year during his first State of the Nation Address on Capitol Hill before lawmakers,
President Boakai urged all citizens to undergo drug testing.

President Joseph Boakai said his decision to personally take the test underscores the seriousness with which the government is willing to combat drug related issues, and set a precedent for transparency and leadership.

President Boakai stated, a moment after his test, that the fight against drug abuse is far from over, and his actions serve as a reminder of the ongoing need for vigilance and cooperation at all levels of society.

As Liberia continues to confront the challenges posed by drug addiction, the president’s commitment to addressing the issue remains unwavering.
This development comes as the nation grapples with a prevalent drug epidemic, prompting the president to lead by example in the fight against substance abuse.

Some officials of the government who also took their drug tests are: Finance Minister Boima Kamara, Minister of State Sylvester Grigsby, EPS Director Sam Gaye, Foreign Minister Designate Sara Beysolow Nyanti, Health Minster Designate Louise Kpoto, LDEA Director General Abraham Kromah, Justice Minister Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah, and others.

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