Liberian Vice President Receives Rousing Welcome In Ohio

16265935_1194436544004670_2068032345999273952_nLiberian Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has arrived in the United States to participate in the 65th Annual National Prayer Breakfast, a long standing event held on the first Thursday of February each year.

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16265518_1194436724004652_9164766845358918519_nAt the Columbus Ohio International Airport, the Liberian Vice President was received by a representative group of the Liberian Community in Ohio was on hand  to receive Vice President Joseph N. Boakai who arrived there to take part in funeral service of the late Liberia Council of State Leader Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry.

16265223_1194436654004659_7917643190651721265_nLeading the Federation of Liberian Associations in Ohio (FOLAO) was its leader, Secretary-General Frank Carter, accompanied by former Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) National President Emmanuel S. Wettee, ULAA National Board Secretary Alfred Sieh, and former Liberians in Columbus (LICI) Leader Dr. LeRoy Boikai.

16266149_1194438427337815_1466261427828367175_nThe Community Leadership was introduced to the VP by the Chief of Mission of the Liberian Embassy, Honorable Jeff Dowana.

Representing the family of the deceased Council of State Chairman was the son Mr. Ralph Perry and nephew Gayah Fahnbulleh, and also received a traditional bouquet of flowers.

Source/Photos: Anthony Kesselly

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.