Pres. Sirleaf honors BRAC Liberia

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has honored BRAC Liberia for its invaluable services rendered to the people of Liberia over the years.

The Bangladeshi organization was among several institutions and individuals recognized by the Liberian leader on July 25, 2017, for their invaluable support to the country’s developmental agenda over the last ten years.

President Sirleaf, as Grand Master of the Order of Distinction, admitted BRAC Liberia Country Representative, Mainuddin Ahmed into the Knight Officials Humane Order of African Redemption.

The colorful ceremony held inside the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was part of programs marking Liberia’s 170th Independence celebration.

The Liberian leader said, BRAC immensely contribution to the socio-economic development of Liberia through its sponsorship of multi-sector programs, have spurred the country’s economic recovery and growth over the years.

The Humane Order of African Redemption was established in 1879, during the presidency of Anthony W. Gardiner to honor individuals and institutions for their humanitarian work in Liberia.

Accepting the award, BRAC Liberia Country representative thanked president Sirleaf for the recognition, especially, during this critical period in the country history.

Mr. Ahmed used the occasion to call on the Government and NGOs operating in the country, to create programs geared at addressing the issue of unemployment.

He re-emphasized the organization commitment in supporting Government, primarily, in the area of health, education, agriculture and microloan for all citizens across Liberia.

BRAC launched operations in Liberia in 2008 and has been working for a better future for Liberians with programs in microfinance, agriculture, poultry and livestock, health, and Empowerment and Livelihoods of Adolescents; programs that benefit more than half a million people.

By: Alfred Kollie

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