General News

Breaking News

Ellen named Diaspora Person in the U.S

Patrick Flomo/Joseph T. Koon
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

( 30, 2015()- The All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship has praised President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for her outstanding leadership over the years.

The Diaspora Liberians have also recounted the enormous achievements of President Sirleaf, describing her vision for a unified and transformed country as commendable.

According to a dispatch, the All-Liberian Conference made the commendation Tuesday, December 29, 2015 in the United States when it named President Sirleaf as Diaspora Person of the Year 2015.

The Conference on Dual Citizenship represents over five hundred thousand Liberians in the Diaspora.

A dispatch from the U.S says the group resolved to confer the distinguished honor on the President in acknowledgment of her support for Dual Citizenship.

The dispatch quotes the Chairman of the Conference, Emmanuel Wettee, as saying: “Our decision to name President Sirleaf as the Diaspora Person is based on her vision to involve all Liberians in the development of the country,”

“The Liberian Leader has always demonstrated her continued concern in the Dual Citizenship process to ensure the inclusiveness of all Liberians, irrespective of status,” Mr. Wette noted.

Sometime this year, the issue of dual citizenship sparked off public debate, predominantly taking center stage in the political landscape of Liberia.
One account of the debate indicates that scores of Liberians have reiterated their condemnation and opposition to anyone or group of Liberians in support of Dual Citizenship.

They argued that such decision undermines the Liberian laws and Constitution.

On the other hand, other scores of Liberians say they support Dual Citizenship on grounds that it is in conformity with modern civilization.

Despite all these, political analysts say the way forward to the current national issue is to seek the appropriate and satisfactory Constitutional redress to put the situation under control once and for all.

However, the Alien and Nationality Law of Liberia provides that a natural born Liberian wishing to assume additional citizenship of another country must do so by denouncing his or her citizenship.


Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved.