By Lincoln G. Peters
Diaspora Liberians residing in the United States of America under the banner, Friends of Massachusetts (FOMA) has termed the Presidential ascendency of Liberia’s President-elect, Joseph Nyumah Boakai as a dawning of a new day for the country.
Speaking during a major press conference held in Monrovia, Wednesday, December 6, 2023, the group through its President Mr. Prince Woods, described the pronouncement of Amb. Boakai, as a downing of a new day for the west African nation.
He extolled Liberians for voting Amb. Boakai, describing their decision as welcoming and timely, noting that it was a good step taken while expressing confidence that the country is now on its way to progress.
” We as Liberians base in the United States of America are very impress with the decision taken by Liberians to vote the Unity Party standard bearer Amb. Joseph Nyuma Boakai to lead the country in the next coming years. We see this as a downing of a new day for Liberia” he stated.
In October 2022, the Friends of Massachusetts (FOMA) received special recognition from the Rhode Island House of Representatives for their selfless and devoted work to their local community.
Presenting the citation to the group on behalf of the House of Representatives last year, Congressman Nathan W. Biah, who represents the 3rd District in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, congratulated the group for their commitment to conducting themselves more respectfully.
Representative Biah, on behalf of the entire membership of the Rhode Island parliament, extended best wishes to the group and expressed hope that they will continue in good fortune.
Mr. Woods expressed confidence that Amb. Boakai as an astute statesman will not dash the hopes and aspirations of the Liberian people whom he believes have suffered hardship, poverty, destitution and marginalization for several years.
According to him, with the track record of integrity and decency while serving in national governance for over thirty (30) years, the former vice President will restore Liberia`s pride and reawaken that glorious land of liberty that the citizens and others from outside once admired.
” Amb. Boakai worked for over thirty years serving our Country without any trace of corruption or integrity problem, it shows patriotism and honesty, these are the kinds of people Liberia needs right now; and we are sure that he will bring back the nation`s pride and value the people and Liberia as a Country once had across Africa and the World.” he added.
Meanwhile, the Friends of Massachusetts (FOMA), an organization base in the United States of America has also congratulated President Elect Joseph Nyuma Boaka on his victory in the just ended November 14, 2023, Presidential runoff election.
The group has at the same time encouraged Liberians to work and cooperate with the President elect in rebuilding all of those areas of the Country that were damaged or broken down by past governments or through the civil conflict.
FOMA named Health, Education, Security, Agriculture, Energy among others, as areas that are damaged and need serious attention, but trusting that it will be revitalized by the Boakai-Koung administration.
“These are very key areas of our Country, and for too long they have been neglected and abandoned, if we must move ahead as a nation, we must focus on these important areas, something we believe Ambassador Boakai is capable of doing” Woods asserted.
The US-base group has meanwhile, admonished President Elect Boakai to remain focus on his agenda for the country, noting that he should not be carried away by the many distractions that may come his way.
The group through its President maintained that Liberian is a Country that is face with compound-complex issues and as such, it takes only a focus and determine leader who will keep his/her head up in handling those problem, that will succeed in bringing that long-awaited change.
Mr. Woods concluded by reassuring President elect Joseph Nyuma Boakai that they as Liberians in the United States particularly Massachusetts, will always be available when the need arises, in providing whatever help or contributions his leadership will need in the next six years of his administration.
The Friends of Massachusetts is an African dominant, particularly Liberian, organization base in Worcester community, the United States of America which has fully been recognized by the US government.