Foreign Ministry Appoints New Deputy Chief of Protocol

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially appointed Ms Antoinette Wolo as Deputy Chief of Protocol.

Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan made the announcement at the Ministry last week during a meeting with staff of the Protocol Bureau.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, Ms Wolo’s appointment followed the recommendation of four persons for the position by Ambassador Rufus Neufville, Chief of Protocol.

Minister Ngafuan said Ms Wolo’s appointment is due to her effectiveness in the Protocol Office, and her level of dedication, commitment and ability to deliver on assigned tasks.

He commended her for her preferment and hoped it would bring the desired change, adding that she must exhibit commitment, discipline and team spirit in her new role.

Also speaking at the meeting, Mr. Neufville commended Minister Ngafuan and the leadership of the Ministry for the selection and appointment of Ms Wolo, and said he is ready to work with her 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 their fullest cooperation.

For her part, Ms Wolo thanked Minister Ngafuan and the senior staff of the Ministry her preferment, and promised to work with her colleagues for efficient service delivery.

Ms Wolo then called for team work for the betterment of the Bureau.

Prior to her appointment, she served as Protocol Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she coordinated and supervised administrative activities responded to communication and arranged appointments for and with Diplomats, among other assignments. Ms Wolo joined the Ministry Affairs in 2008 as a Research Analyst.

The new Deputy Chief of Protocol is a graduate of the University of Liberia (UL) and holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Management (Minor in Public Administration) from the UL and a Post Graduate Diploma, from the Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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