Trenton, New Jersey: The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) has applauded the exemplary reconciliation efforts of the Liberian Community Association of Central New Jersey and Metropolitan Areas, with calls on all Liberians across the United States to unite.
Spanning a decade, the Association has been experiencing internal leadership crisis. The claims and counterclaims ended in May, following ULAA’s intervention with opposing parties followed by an election.
Speaking Friday, October 28, 2022 at the first ever post- conflict inauguration ceremony, ULAA President Hon. J. Shiwoh Kamara said the inauguration of a new leadership speaks to the unwavering commitment of Liberians in New Jersey as well as ULAA’s conflict resolution efforts.
The efforts is aimed at ensuring all conflict packed-Liberian organizations across the United States are reconciled regardless.
“Today, ULAA takes pride in what is being witness here in New Jersey,” Mr. Kamara said. “Following years of legal battles and rifts amongst Liberians, today we can all sit under the same roof and celebrate our differences. This is what community service is all about; and for us at ULAA, we don’t take these moments lightly.”
Accompanied by a team of ULAA officials and executives, Mr. Kamara called on all Liberians face with similar circumstance to reconciled their differences terming division amongst Liberians as a factor that impedes development and organizational growth.
He praised ULAA Vice President, Madam Manivra Grant and others for the excellent leadership role played in settling the impasse. Citing similar role played in the State of Pennsylvania, President Kamara said ULAA remains committed to advancing the agenda of all Liberians.
He named recent passage of the dual citizenship bill as well as the Liberian Diaspora Funds Initiative as development instruments being used to create opportunities for Liberians in the diaspora.
He promised more development in the coming months aimed at expanding and bridging the unity gab among organizations.
Pledging ULAA support to the group, Kamara said the union will remain engage with all Liberians and its partners aimed at uplifting Liberians across the United States. Friday’s event brought together scores of Liberians as well as local and federal officials in New Jersey.
The Liberian Community Association of Central New Jersey is being headed by Mr. Anthony Kpayea President and Mr. Peter Massaquoi, Vice President respectively.
Mr. Stephen Binda
Deputy Press Secretary
Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas(ULAA)