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Foreign Minister Kemayah eulogizes Amb. Richelieu Archibald Williams

Liberian Foreign Minister Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., has eulogized fallen Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr. Richelieu Archibald Williams.

Minister Kemayah hailed the deceased for his dedicated services and commitment to duty and loyalty to the state.

Foreign Minister Kemayah spoke on Monday, 6 February 2023 at the state funeral of the late Ambassador Williams which was held at the First United Methodist Church in Monrovia.

Senior officials of the government and former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf attended the state funeral. 

Paying tribute on behalf of President George Manneh Weah, Minister Kemayah said Ambassador Williams rendered public service as a national duty.

He said the works of the deceased were dedicated to making Liberia, the country he loved, a better nation.

The Dean of the Cabinet said the late Ambassador Williams was a brilliant statesman who was always willing to serve.

According to Amb. Kemayah, the late Ambassador Williams’ services to the land of his birth knew no boundaries, stating it was not to gain any personal favors or promote any party’s interests.

“His commitment and dedication to country [were] simply to push the frontiers of human development to achieve national goals,” he said.

The Liberian Chief Diplomat told the wailing followers that the fallen Ambassador also served with distinction in the aviation sector of Liberia.

Foreign Minister Kemayah noted that the late Ambassador Williams departed this life at a difficult time for Liberia when the country needed him.

“May his soul rest in perpetual peace, and his cherished memory of dedicated and committed public service inspire all of us to continue to build a better Liberia for all citizens,” he noted.

The late Mr. Richelieu Archibald Williams was a dedicated public servant who served his country and people with distinction in several capacities.

He served as former Director General of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA), former Interim Manager of the Liberia Airport Authority, former General Manager of the Roberts International Airport, and former Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Roberts FIR, among others.


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