Paris, France – Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr. has extolled members of the Liberian Community in France for their many contributions, dedication and commitment to their country despite being in a foreign country.
Vice President Boakai said diaspora Liberians' contributions to their country in terms of aid, supplies, remittances and show of support for national and development efforts remain major contributors to the development of the country.
Speaking at the Liberia Embassy in Paris when he met with Liberians residing in France who were joined by the President of the Liberian Association in the Netherlands, Mr. Abraham Fofana, Vice President Boakai called on Liberians to always Think Liberia, Love Liberia and contribute meaningfully to Building Liberia, a slogan that has become a national cliché in many quarters in Liberia.
Vice President Boakai recognized the many contributions Liberians in the diaspora continue to make in contributing to the economic and infrastructure development of the country in a major way, asking them to also remain engaged during these 2017 Elections period.
He applauded Liberians residing in France for their major contribution made to Liberia during the fight against the Ebola Virus. He said their contributions and the resilience of the Liberian people, helped in ending the spreading of the virus and thus putting the lives of the people back in order.
Vice President Boakai called on Liberians with specialized skills, higher education and vital transferable acknowledge acquired abroad to always think about returning home to assist their country with those needed talents and skills; noting that their talents and education are vital to Liberia's transformation.
Members of the Liberia Community also praised Vice President Boakai for the magnificent transformation that has taken place in the country under the administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf where he serves as Vice President.
Many of them said Liberia has made tremendous transformation in several areas including health care, education, roads, education and infrastructures in many areas including rural counties which have spewed growth and bettering the lives of the Liberian people.
Later during the program, an acclaimed Liberian artist residing in France, Sidibe Musa presented a well-designed painting of the Vice President to the amazement and appreciation of the audience.