According to an Executive Mansion release, those commissioned were Dr. S. Mohammed Sheriff, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Madam Genevieve A. Kennedy, Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana.
Performing the commissioning ceremony on Friday, President Sirleaf hoped that the commissioned officials will represent the country with a high level of professionalism and allegiance to improve the image of Liberia.
She said individuals given the opportunity to represent the country abroad must exhibit competence, loyalty and integrity and commitment in their assignments.
Speaking on behalf of the commissioned officials, Ambassador Sheriff thanked President Sirleaf for their preferment and promised they will work hard and not disappoint the Liberian leader and people.
Ambassador Sheriff said President Sirleaf’s strong leadership over the last eleven years has enabled Liberia to regain a premier role and position in the comity of nations.
He noted that as a matter of fact, when Liberia speaks or makes interventions at international fora, everyone listens, stressing, “I thank you for making our country proud and respected again.”
The Friday’s ceremony was attended by acting Foreign Minister B. Elias Shoniyin, the Advisor to the President on Foreign Affairs, Ambassador George Wallace, government officials as well as family and friends of the commissioned diplomats.