President George Manneh Weah today, September 12, 2018, commissioned Dee-Maxwell Kemayah as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, with accreditation to the Republic of Cuba.
The Liberian leader performed the commissioning ceremony with a call on Ambassador Kemayah to justify the confidence reposed in him.
President Weah indicated that Mr. Kemayah’s preferment to represent Liberia at the United Nations was not on the basis of the bond of amity rather value and due diligence demonstrated during his service as Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“We want to urge you to do your best because only your best is required. Remember we have allies and the friends of our allies are our friends.” President Weah cautioned the new Permanent Representative.
Responding, Ambassador Kemayah thanked President Weah for his preferment, which he said is indicative of the values and principles that the Liberian leader brings to the Presidency.
Mr. Kemayah, who heads the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), an opposition party that supported the CDC during the runoff elections, said his appointment, as well as others from opposition parties, demonstrates that President Weah is a leader of the people.
He assured the President that he would uphold the practice of consultations and coordination in making decisions at the United Nations.
Ambassador Kemayah replaces Ambassador Lewis Garseedah Brown, II who served as Permanent Representative for a little over two years.