The Administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially appointed Ms Antoinette Wolo as Deputy Chief of Protocol of the Republic of Liberia. Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan made the announcement about the appointment of Ms. Wolo during a meeting with staff of the Protocol Bureau on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Foreign Ministry.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, Ms. Wolo's appointment as the Deputy Chief of Protocol followed the recommendation of four persons for the position by Ambassador Rufus Neufville, Chief of Protocol of the Republic of Liberia for the post of Deputy Chief of Protocol.
The Foreign Minister said during the meeting that the selection and approval of Ms. Wolo's appointment is due to the effectiveness in her role as a Protocol Office, and her level of dedication, commitment and ability to deliver on assigned tasks.
Minister Ngafuan commended the newly appointed Deputy Chief of Protocol for her preferment and hoped it will bring the desired change to the protocol bureau of the ministry, adding that she exhibits a strong sense of commitment, discipline and team spirit in her new role.
Also speaking at the meeting, the Chief of Protocol Rufus Neufville commended Minister Ngafuan and the leadership of the ministry for the selection and appointment, and assured he is ready to work with Ms. Wolo to move the bureau forward. "I am very comfortable with her appointment as she is a hard worker”, Ambassador Neufville remarked. He called on all employees of the bureau to give their new deputy chief the fullest cooperation.
For her part, Miss Antoinette Wolo thanked Minister Ngafuan and the senior staff of the ministry for her preferment. She promised to work with fellow colleagues for efficient service delivery. The New Deputy chief of Protocol called for team work for the betterment of the protocol bureau.
Prior to her appointment to the new position, Ms. Wolo served as a Protocol Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she coordinated and supervised administrative activities, responded to communication, and arrange appointments for and with Diplomats among other, within the protocol bureau. Miss Antoinette Wolo joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008 as a Research Analyst.
The new Deputy Chief of Protocol is a graduate of the University of Liberia and holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations, obtained a Bachelor Degree in Management(Minor in Public Administration) from the University of Liberia and a Post Graduate Diploma, from the Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.