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Leadership will be transparent, accountable- Red Cross Prez. Elect

Jos Garneo Cephas
The elected officers of the Liberia National Red Cross Society
The elected officers of the Liberia National Red Cross Society

MONROVIA,LIBERIA-The newly elected President of the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS), Jerome Clark, said his four years tenure would be based on hard work, accountability and transparency.

The president-elect said: “Transparency and accountability a priority for the Liberian Red Cross and the new crops of leaders because we must redeem credibility again in the society.”

Mr. Clark made the statement Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Corina Hotel in Sinkor, Monrovia, where the 48th General Assembly and a Special Session of the LNRCS took place.

He said: “We owed it as responsibility to serve humanity and the people of Liberia and at the same time reflect soberly on the undesirable acts that brought shame unto the Liberia Red Cross society in the past.”

About fifteen delegates nationwide participated and voted the First, Second, and Third Vice President, Florence Nepay, Mongar Grigsby, and Joseph Nagbe, respectively

Others elected are, Arthur Gliklay, National Treasurer, and Zoway Zubah, National Youth Representative.

Browne-Lansanah, expressed certification over the mature conduct of the electoral process. The NEC was helpful in conducting the electoral process.

Earlier, at the opening of the General Assembly,   the ICRC Head of Delegation to Liberia, Julian Lenriogo, with condition reassured the Liberian Government and the LNRCS delegates, along with local partners of their continue support.

“If the Liberian Red Cross deserves assistance from international Red Cross societies, they must restore the lost value of service to humanity and Liberian first and foremost”.

Mr. Lenriogo said: “The Liberian Government played a neutral role in addressing the issues of corruption, fluid and mismanagement of donors’ funding that recently took place within the Liberian Red Cross Society”.

The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Sylvester Grigsby, deputizing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, said: “President Government’s intervention into the crisis of the Liberian Red Cross was only meant to restore credibility”.

Minister Grisgby extolled the international Red Cross Societies for their prompt intervention and support in the reform process of the Red Cross society of Liberia.

Representatives of the Internal Federation of Red Crescent (IFRC), the Canadian Red Cross and the Danish Red Cross (DRC), lauded the reform process and pledged to support their Liberian counterpart.


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