Colleagues at Liberia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations have commended former Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs, Mr. Abu Kamara, for his “dedicated services” to the Mission and the country at a farewell ceremony last weekend.
According to a dispatch from New York, his colleagues described Mr. Kamara as “hardworking and friendly with proven ability to discharge his duties with commitment and efficiency, while showing great appreciation for ethics, professionalism and the spirit of teamwork.”
Ambassador Lewis Brown, in his remarks, said that the Mission was proud to identify with Mr. Kamara, who had shown dedication to his job. He added that it was pleasing to identify with his staff in recognition of their dedicated services and promised to keep the tradition alive.
Ambassador Brown admonished Mr. Kamara to remain committed to his new assignment and ensure that he justifies the confidence reposed in him by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Presenting a plaque on behalf of the Mission, Counselor at Permanent Mission Ms. Gail Farngalo said they were pleased to have known and worked with Mr. Kamara and that they were confident he would serve in his new post with dedication and determination.
Responding, Mr. Kamara expressed gratitude to his colleagues for the honor and promised to remain in close contact with them. He said that he cherished the gesture and the cordiality which existed among the Mission’s staff. He, however, asked for forgiveness from those he might have offended during his tenure there, and assured his forgiveness to those that might have offended him as well.
Meanwile the Consul General of the Liberian Consulate in New York, Mr. Rudolph Sherman, accompanied by his deputy Mr. Jimmy Barchue paid a courtesy call on Mr. Kamara to bid him farewell.
Mr. Sherman said that their visit was based on the friendly relations they established with Mr. Kamara and the rest of the staff over the years and wished him the best in his new assignment.
Mr. Kamara thanked the two diplomats for the courtesy call and expressed the hope that the bond of friendship which they developed over the years would continue.
Mr. Kamara departed the United States on Monday, October 31, to take up his new assignment as Minister Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Liberia near Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Before his new assignment, Mr. Kamara served as Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations from February 2010 to August 2016.
He also served as the Mission’s expert at the UN’s First Committee on Disarmament and International Peace and Security Affairs. He previously served as Assistant Minister for Information Services at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism.