Vice President Boakai on Visit to Great Britain and United States

Monday, 18th May 2009
Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai arrived in London on May 18 at the start of a two-week visit to Great Britain and the United States.

The Vice President, who is being accompanied by Second Lady Kartumu Y.
Boakai, is visiting London upon the invitation of His Church Ministries International which in 2008 donated 28 containers of humanitarian aid to Liberia.

The head of His Church Ministries International, Reverend Trevor Cockings, who has  visited Liberia twice, has been engaged in humanitarian work, distributing relief supplies to needy Liberians, including orphanages, schools, hospitals, the Group of Ď77 and other institutions.

During his visit to London, the Vice President and delegation will conclude discussions with His Church Ministries for the supply of additional relief items to Liberia.

Vice President Boakai is also expected to meet and hold discussions with investors who have expressed interest in engaging in agriculture in Liberia, including oil palm and fisheries.

In the United States, Vice President Boakai is expected to address the 9th Convention of the Federation of Lofa Associations in the Americas, scheduled to taje plake place at Hilton Garden Inn in New York on Saturday, May 23.

The Vice President and party are also expected to visit Detroit, Michigan to conclude discussions on several scholarships that have been made available to Liberia through the Vice Presidentís scholarship program.

Already, the City of Detroit, through the historic Little Rock Church in Detroit, Michigan, has offered three scholarships to Liberian students in the field of engineering and computer related studies. The scholarships, which have been turned over to the administration of the University of Liberia, have been named in honor of Vice President Boakai.

The Vice President and party are expected back in the country on Friday, May 29.

Members of the Vice Presidentís delegation also include Chief of Office Staff Samuel Stevquoah.