Vice President Boakai Hails Special Relations between Liberia and U.S

Tuesday, 15th July 2008
Monrovia, Liberia - The Vice President of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai says Liberia will always appreciate the special relations between the United States and Liberia which dates back to nearly two centuries.

He said Liberians are especially grateful for Americans’ demonstration in recent times that they cherish the special ties between Liberia and their country.

“Liberia has always been America’s closest African ally, and we are getting closer,” he noted.

Vice President Boakai was speaking Tuesday when a four-man team of missionaries from the United States of America who are in the country to conduct an assessment of the needs of the post-war Liberia, accompanied by Pastor Emmanuel Gyamfi of the Great Commission Ministries International Incorporated of Liberia and popular Gospel Musician Kanvee Adams, Tuesday paid a courtesy call on him at his Capitol Building office.
 
The Liberian Vice President informed the visiting Christian delegation that the Liberian nation was founded on Christian principles and that Christians’ contribution to the country is laudable.

Briefing Vice President Boakai earlier, the head of the delegation, Dave Tippit said their visit to Liberia is a follow-up of a visit his father, Missionary Samuel Tippit paid to Liberia sometime ago.

Mr. Tippit said the delegation was also in he country to explore the possibility of forging a partnership between U.S and Liberian Christian Churches in helping to reconstruct post-war Liberia.

He said the Tippit Ministries and other Churches in the United States would collaborate with the Great Commission Ministries of Liberia to sponsor projects in the  water, education and health sectors and to cater to the spiritual needs of residents.

He said they will construct schools and clinics, among other projects in Virginia, especially Banjour, Red Hill and VOA between 2009 and 2010, with the possibility of extending these projects to other parts of the country in the near future.

Gospel Musical Artist Kanvee Adams used the occasion to present copies of her recent recordings to Vice President Boakai.