The European Federation of Liberians Associations (EFLA) has named Master Queen, an award-winning radio personality as its new special representative for Liberia. Master Queen whose real name is Grace Weah is the current brand ambassador for one of Liberia’s famous hotel—Royal Grand and also a former face of telecommunication giant, Lonestar MTN.
According to a press release issued on 9 October from EFLA, as the current head of the EFLA Liberia country office, Master Queen replaces Roberta Robert, the EFLA’s former special representative to Liberia, who has taken another assignment elsewhere.In this new post, Master Queen’s responsibilities include enhancing social and cultural connections between the organization and the Liberian government, and the European community in Liberia.
According to Mayango Arku, EFLA president, the radio diva is an inspiration to many and a strong voice for Diaspora Liberians’ rights.“As an influential role model in both her personal and professional life, she is ideally qualified to represent … EFLA’s interest in Liberia and the voice for those Diaspora Liberians whose voices are not heard,” the statement says.
“… Besides, she recognizes the challenges we face back home and knows what to do to create an enabling environment for our taught to be considered in the country’s social and economic development,” Mr Arku adds.According to Mr. Arku, the appointment of Master Queen comes at a time when the Liberian Diaspora communities are in need of a voice to support and pursue their interest.
As the Queen of the radio, Master Queen is one of the most popular and influential female broadcasters in the country.In a brief remark on her appointment, Master Queen told the audience that she was honored to have joined the EFLA and could not wait to start work.
“This new appointment is a platform that will amplify my voice for Diaspora Liberians’ cause which has been my focus for so many years,” she says.
“I am passionate about Diaspora Liberians issues because their interests are mostly excluded in the national development agenda, given their huge investment in the country,” she continues.
Master Queen adds: “It’s for this reason, I have always sought to push the boundaries and tell their stories for recognition and greater government collaboration with them [for] the country’s growth,” Master Queen concludes.
According to the press release, the radio dive also stated that Liberia is in an emergency situation—a time when the country needs the skills and involvement of its citizens abroad to move the country towards growth and development, no matter where they live.ELFA leadership structure includes: Mayango Arku as president, Haja Sesay, vice president, Francis Mensah, secretary general and Liana Ursa, treasurer.–Press release