Vice President Boakai Urged Diaspora Liberians to Be a Part of the Development Program of Liberia

Monday, 20th August 2012

Providence, Rhode Island - Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, has urged Liberians in the Diaspora to consider themselves an integral part of Liberiaís developmental programme by undertaking meaningful projects in the country.

He said Liberians in foreign countries owe a responsibility to support the development agenda of Government and to help ensure that the interests of the people are sought.
According to the Press Secretary to the Vice President, George Saah, Vice
President Boakai was speaking Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island at a consultative meeting with Diompillor America, a US based organization to unite and serve as voice for Kissi people residing outside of Liberia.

VP Boakai said Liberia was on the rise, and that the Unity Party led Government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was committed to the transformation of Liberia with a focus on building and strengthening the economy.  He spoke of a number of youth empowerment initiatives and small business development programs launched by the Government as part of an overall youth empowerment policy.

 He called on them to use their acquired education and experience to help build a new nation, a release quotes the Vice Presidential Press Secretary as saying.
Vice President Boakai also called on Liberians to take ownership of Liberiaís oil programs by getting actively involved in the development of policies to protect Liberian interests.  He told them that the Government wants to ensure that Liberians reap maximum benefits from oil if it is determined that the Country has it commercial quantities.

Vice President Boakai called on Liberian organizations in the Diaspora to do away with internal squabbles and endless and meaningless debates.

Responding, Mr. Francis Fayiah Effa, President of Diompillor America, reaffirmed the organizationís commitment to help positively impact the lives of Liberians.  .