‘No Greater Honor Than Call To Service’
– Pres. Weah
The Liberian leader on Friday commissioned a number of government officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, following their confirmation earlier by the Liberian Senate.
They include Henry Fahnbulleh, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Deweh Gray, Deputy Foreign Minister of Legal Affairs; and Abraham Korvah, Sr., Deputy Foreign Minister for International Cooperation & Economic Integration.Other are Ambassador Jervis Witherspoon, Chief of Protocol of the Republic of Liberia; Blamo Nelson, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Liberia to Japan; and Amb. Nora Finda Bundoo, Chief of Protocol, Executive Mansion.
As he charged the officials on assumption of their various public functions, President Weah said: “In my view, there is no greater honor for any citizen of a country than to be called to service.”
The President ardently hoped that the officials will serve the nation to the best of their abilities with commitment and integrity, thereby justifying the confidence he and the Liberian people have reposed in them.
On behalf of the honourees, Deputy Minister Fahnbulleh said they do realize that public service is a “noble calling and those of us who are privileged should serve bearing in mind that the people are the first, second, and last.”
The honorees expressed gratitude to the President for their preferment despite their diverse political and professional backgrounds, and pledged their loyalty and faithfulness in carrying out their functions selflessly.
“Mr. President, we’ll do everything in our power to assist as you go ahead propagating not only the Foreign Policy of Liberia but also as you steer the ship of State,” said Fahnbulleh.