Press Secretary (to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf), Jerolinmek Piah, has received a certificate of honor from the Liberia Albino Society for his immense contribution in improving the lives of its members.
Making the presentation at his temporary office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, April 17, the association’s program committee head, Ms. Ruth Tulay, said that the certificate was a symbol of honor in recognition of Mr. Piah’s support to the association.
Ms. Tulay recounted the honoree’s immense support to the association’s during its formative stage; emphasizing, “When Albinos were nobody and struggling to establish the association, Mr. Piah stood with us and made sure that our voices were heard on radio and on television.”
She indicated that Mt. Piah created the opportunity and ensured that the Liberia Albino Society met with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to share their vision with her. “For that we are giving him his flowers while he is alive,” Ms. Tulay said.
Mr. Piah, upon receipt of the certificate lauded the Albino Society for the recognition and noted that the honor would further motivate him to do much more for other disadvantaged people in the Liberian society.
He said when he does things based on his conviction to help others, he does not anticipate pay or recognition in return however, he accepted the certificate from the Liberia Albino Society, saying, “People who have been helped would want to say thanks for the role others have played.”
The society also recognized renowned Liberian artist, Ms. Miatta Fahnbulleh, who is affectionately referred to as Aunty Miatta. They presented a “certificate of honor” to for what they termed as her “standing with us” from the inception of their organization.