New York- The US Congressman, of District 5 , Queens in New York , Gregory Meeks, has lauded President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for what he described as demonstration of courageous leadership which has earned her international accolades. He said the efforts by President Sirleaf'd Administration towards
strengthening Liberia's democratic credentials and for her courageous stance against the Ebola Virus which threatened the survival of the people within the sub-region, adding: " We are proud of your accomplishments.
Representative Meeks made the assertion at a program designed to interact with President Sirleaf through a live interview for the purpose of sharing some of her experiences as the First female leader in Africa, and to honor her for what the organizers referred to as " courageous leader who has managed to steer the Affairs of her country in difficult moment "
The program tagged" Conversation With Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson" hosted by a New York TV 1 -Anchor/ Presenter, Cheryl Wills, took place at the York College of the City University in New York , under the auspices of the Links Incorporated, a fraternity involved in the promotion of social economic well being of underprivileged people, as well as championing the cause of vulnerable, through education and empowerment programs, attracted people from all walks of life including New York City Politicians, Business Executives, Student bodies , as well as some Members of the Liberian community residing within Queens borough and beyond.
The interview centered around President Sirleaf own political life as chronicled in her book" This Child will Be Great" , and emerging issues such as Ebola and prospects for recovery process, which captured the audience attention. Shortly after the interview, President Sireleaf received several awards from Members of the community including the National Association For The Advancement of Color People(NAACP), The United African Congress, The Links Incorporated , as well as The Association of African Students in York College
Meanwhile, President Sirleaf, on behalf of her own self and the people of Liberia express gratitude for the honor informed that her top priority remains to improve the lots of the Liberian people. She concluded by extending appreciation to the Government and the people of United States for the support given Liberia during the Ebola crisis.