Liberia Vice President, Amb. Joseph N. Boakai Visits the 183rd Annual Conference

Bishop John G. Innis with some of the DSs before the official opening of the conference

Bishop John G. Innis with some of the DSs before the official opening of the conference (photo by Julu Swen)

The Vice President of Liberia pays a special visit to Grand Bassa County, on Wednesday purposely to identify with United Methodists during the 183rd Annual Conference.

During his visit, he was wholeheartedly welcomed by the people of Grand Bassa and highly appreciated by the United Methodist Conference.


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He was recognized by Liberia Resident Bishop, Rev. Dr. John G. Innis who described Vice President Boakai as “a good friend” of the United Methodist Church. Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai was tag and a copy of the conference souvenir was presented to him where he made remarks. In his remarks, he appreciated Bishop Innis for his level of leadership given the church and encouraged members of the conference to be peaceful in this time of decision making.

Addressing the Conference, Vice President Boakai said he was taking advantage of the invitation extended him to recognize the many contributions the Methodist Church has made in Liberia and pointed out that he was educated at a United Methodist School and has Methodism in his education.vp 2

Vice President Joseph N.Boakai commended the United Methodist Church (UMC) in Liberia for its meaningful contributions to development in the areas of health, education and community services.

He described the UMC as “one of the pillars” of the Liberian nation.

Vice President Boakai observed that the UMC and its partners remain committed to the development of the country and cited the level of support the church provided the people and government of Liberia during the Ebola outbreak.vp 3

 In remarks, Bishop Innis described the United Methodist Church partnership with the Government of Liberia as ”strong” and that the church will continue to give back to the society in its meaningful ways.

The Vice President presence was well appreciated by United Methodists and the people of Bassa. Some people who couldn’t hold their passion for the Vice President, Amb.Joseph N. Boakai warmly welcomed him with placards of motivation and appreciation.


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