According to a Foreign Ministry release, the “Conscious Student Alliance for Democratic Promotion” made the comment during a brief program at the Ministry when the group gowned Minister Kamara in African traditional attire and bestowed upon her “The Best Minister Year 2016 Award”.
Presenting the award, the group’s chairman Siaffa Kanneh recounted Minister Kamara’s laudable initiatives for Liberia, coupled with the pivotal role she played during her long diplomatic service, particularly during her tenure as Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Mr. Kanneh hailed her role as the country’s foreign minister where she recently chaired the 77th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, making sure that Liberia remains a major part in the sub-regional organization’s activities.
He indicated that under her chairmanship, Liberia is highly recognized at various ECOWAS fora which has led to the ECOWAS Authority setting aside January 16th of every year as ECOWAS Human Rights Day.
Kanneh said this day was symbolic in the region as it also marks the ascension to power of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as President of Liberia and the first African Woman Head of State.
The chairman of the student group further commended Minister Kamara for commissioning young Liberian Foreign Service officers now serving in the country’s foreign missions abroad and thanked the Foreign Minister for her decision to open additional passport processing centers in Africa, Asia and the Americas, enabling Liberians to obtain their passports in their respective countries of residence.
Responding, Minister Kamara said she was highly elated for the honor bestowed upon her by the gowning which signifies ‘high recognition’ and accepted the honor with deep appreciation. She promised to do all she can to promote the interest of Liberia and Liberians at all times.
The Dean of the Cabinet also noted that everywhere she has had the opportunity to work and serve, she made strides to impact the lives of people positively, and assured the students that she has always put the interest of Liberia first and will continue to move and build on wonderful platforms throughout her years of service.
“I am very humble to receive this honor and wish to thank you for establishing a platform to hold dialogues and discussions between students and administration as well as with Government, something she noted would enhance good governance and democracy in Liberia.