By Lewis S Teh
Former United States Ambassador to Liberia, Amb. Linda Thomas Greenfield says the United States remains firm in its support to Liberia, adding that the administration of President-Elect Ambassador Joseph N Boakai is no exception.
” The United States has always supported Liberia from previous administration to the current Biden administration. Our support to Liberia remains unwavering.”
Ambassador Greenfield told a team of reporters on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the First Baptist Church on Ashmum Street in Central Monrovia after her arrival here.
Following a brief meeting held with church leaders including the president of the Liberia Council of Churches or LCC, Amb. Greenfield says the United States government has no intentions to halt support to Liberia.
She recalled the support provided by the United States government during the deadliest Ebola virus and the most recent COVID-19 virus which claimed more lives.
“The United States has always supported Liberia not just in this administration but even in Liberia’s worst days during war, Ebola we have been here for Liberia, and we intend to be here for Liberia under this new president,” she adds.
“Liberia made history in this region to have a peaceful transition of power that is a great idea for this country, and we want to continue to support Liberia.”
The United States envoy described her coming to Liberia as coming home, saying I was here in 1978, 2008, and now I’m back here. It’s always a pleasure to come to Liberia, I call it coming home.
She said the expectations of the United States have always been for the country to move forward, consolidate democracy, support the people of Liberia, and ensure stability and economic growth.
Meanwhile, the president of the Liberia Council of Churches or LCC Dr. Samuel Reeves extolled the United States delegation for the visit.
He said the election of Amb. Boakai is a new time in the history of the country looking at where the country has come from. He said receiving the delegation from the United States government headed by Amb. Greenfield is a welcoming sign.
” To see Amb. Greenfield being sent here by President Joe Biden is a new sign and as such the church was glad to have received her.”
This is a new time for the church to work in partnership and collaboration with the government to deal with some of the challenges facing the country.
” Our expectation from this government is that we hope they will live to their promises and better the lives of citizens.”