Vice President Boakai Hosts Dinner in Honor of British Humanitarian

Wednesday, 19th December 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has described the British humanitarian and Chief Executive of the London based His Church charity Reverend Trevor Cockings as a ‘Godsend and true friend’ of Liberia.

He said apart from donating high quality products to needy Liberians, Rev. Cockings also funded the refurbishing of the Liberian Embassy at the Court of Saint James in London.

Vice President Boakai made the commendation Tuesday night during a dinner he tendered for the visiting British humanitarian at the Panache Restaurant in Sinkor.

Vice President Boakai said the needs in post-war Liberia are immense, and that Liberians would always appreciate Rev. Cockings’ gift to them.

The Liberian Vice President later proffered a toast to the visiting British humanitarian on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Liberian people.

Vice President Boakai later gowned Rev. Cockings as Paramount Chief of Foya District.

In response,  Rev. Cockings expressed gratitude to Vice President Boakai for the honor bestowed upon him.

He reiterated his gratitude to the committee constituted by Vice President Boakai to spearhead distribution of the relief items, and said this was just the beginning.

He said His Church charity looked forward to improved relations with Liberia, prayed that God’s will be done in Liberia.

Rev. Cockings, through His Church Charity, recently donated 25 containers of relief items to the Liberian people through the Office of the Vice President.

Only six containers of the items which include clothing, cabinets, pianos, detergents and footwear, have arrived in the country.