New York – Colleagues at Liberia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations have commended former minister counselor for press and public affairs, Mr. Abu Kamara, for dedicated services to the Mission and the country at large.
According to a dispatch from New York, at a brief farewell ceremony at the weekend, they described Mr. Kamara as “hardworking and friendly with proven ability to discharge his duties with commitment and efficiency, while showing great appreciation for ethics, professionalism and the spirit of teamwork”.
Speaking earlier, Mr. Lewis Garseedah Brown, II, said that the Mission was proud to identify with Mr. Kamara whom he said has been dedicated to his job.
He furthered that it was pleasing to identify with his staff in recognition of their dedicated services and promised to keep the tradition alive.
Ambassador Brown, however, admonished Mr. Kamara to remain committed to his new assignment and to ensure that he justifies the confidence reposed in him by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Presenting the plaque on behalf of the Mission, counselor at Permanent Mission, Ms. Gail Farngalo, said they were pleased to have known and worked with Mr. Kamara and that they were confident that he will credibly serve his new post with dedication and determination.
Responding, Mr. Kamara expressed gratitude to his colleagues for the honor and promised to remain in close contact with them. He said that he cherishes the gesture and cordiality which exists among the staff of the Mission.
He, however, asked for forgiveness from those he might have offended during his tenure there, and assured of forgiveness for those that might have offended also.
In a related development, the Consul General of the Liberian Consulate in New York, Mr. Rudolph Sherman, accompanied by his deputy, Mr. Jimmy Barchue also paid a courtesy call on Mr. Kamara to bid him a farewell.
Mr. Sherman said that their visit was based on the friendly relations they both established with Mr. Kamara and the rest of the staff over the years and wished him the best in his new assignment.
For his part, Mr. Kamara expressed gratitude to the two diplomats for the courtesy call and expressed the hope that the bond of friendship which have been developed over the years will continue to exist at all times.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kamara departed the United States on Monday, October 31, to take up his new assignment as minister counselor and deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Liberia near Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Before his new assignment, Mr. Kamara served as minister counselor for press and public affairs at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Liberia to the United Nations from February 2010 to August 2016.
He also served as the Mission’s expert at the UN First Committee on Disarmament and International Peace and Security Affairs.
He previously served as Assistant Minister for Information Services at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism.