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Sleh wants ULAA, Govt collaborate

By Richmond Paye
ULAA National President, Gaye Sleh
ULAA National President, Gaye Sleh

( Union of Liberians Association in the Americas (ULAA) has expressed its willingness to work along with the government to accelerate the country’s development.

According to a dispatch from New York, ULAA National President, Gaye Sleh, at the head of a high-power delegation, assured President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of the group’s commitment to working along with the government.

Mr. Sleh gave the assurance Friday, September 27, 2013 when the delegation paid a courtesy call on President Johnson-Sirleaf at Liberia’s Permanent Mission at the U.N. in New York.

He said: “Liberians in the Diaspora will begin exerting efforts to maintain the country’s good image built over the years under the Ellen-led government.

Mr. Sleh, however, appealed to the Liberian Leader to provide the organization with office space at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate its activities and strengthen ties with the government.

The ULAA Boss then informed the President about the organization’s advocacy for dual citizenship and for the rights of Liberians outside the country to vote.

He also informed President Johnson-Sirleaf that ULAA officials often find it difficult for government officials to be accessible to them when visiting Liberia.

Mr. Sleh, however, appealed that such opportunity always be given ULAA officials in the future.

Responding, President Johnson-Sirleaf welcomed the group’s campaign for dual citizenship and said: “I favor such advocacy and I welcome your offer to collaborate and work along with government in developing Liberia.”


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