(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Wednesday, December 31, 2014) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf participated in the naming ceremony of a two-month old baby girl recently.
The child was born unto the union of Jefferson S. Mansaray and Aminata Fofana of Clara Town, Bushrod Island on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, the same day President Sirleaf celebrates her birth anniversary. Mr. Mansaray hails from Grand Cape Mount County while Miss Fofana hails from Lofa County.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the child was named by President Sirleaf as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Mansary at the request of her parents.
The Liberian leader wished little Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Mansaray a blessed childhood and life filled with love, care and the fear of God. She prayed that God will grant the parents the passion to love and effectively care for her namesake. “God has blessed you both with this little angel and it is my hope and prayer that you will care for her and bring her up in the things of God,” President Sirleaf urged.
President Sirleaf prayed that her namesake will follow her good examples and grow up to become one of Liberia’s most powerful and productive women and be a true representative of the dreams, hope and aspirations of her parents.
The parents informed the Liberian President that they decided to name the child in her honor due to their personal love and admiration for the President and the wonderful leadership she has and continues to provide for Liberia.
“Madam President, I love you so much and was very instrumental in your election in 2005 and 2011 and hold no regret for my decision. My love for you, couple with the fact that my daughter shares the same birthday with you, we decided to name her in her honor,” Mr. Mansaray emphasized.
He thanked President Sirleaf for accepting to perform the naming ceremony and for sharing the same name with their beloved and cherished daughter.