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|Govítís Diamond Office Executive Lauds Ellen For Sound Leadership|
|Published on May 30, 2007||Email To Friend Print Version
The General Manager of the Government Diamond Office (GDO) at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy has commended the Liberian leader, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, for her charismatic leadership.
The GDO manager, Jerome P. Wotorson, made the commendation over the weekend at a farewell party held in honor of the outgoing Resident Advisor to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in Liberia, Tyron Gaston at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy.
Mr. Wotorson praised the Liberian leader for the level of development she has brought not only to the country in such a short time, but also efforts she has made both locally and internationally to have sanctions lifted on Liberia.
He said President Sirleaf has restored Liberia’s image from negative to positive on the international scene through her ingenuity and international affiliations for which she deserves more than mere commendation.
The GDO General Manager recounted the numerous contributions made by Mr. Gaston in making the KPCS successful in Liberia and praised him for the dedication, hard work and patience he exhibited in the discharge of his duties.
He said he and Mr. Gaston had a very cordial working relationship and worked as a team from the day they both met, and he will miss Gaston.
For his part, the KPC Focal Point in Liberia and Deputy Minister for Planning and Development at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, A. Kpandel Fayia thank Mr. Gaston for a job well done.
He said though he and Mr. Gaston had some bitter moments in performing their duties, it was better to work with him because the man was always willing to go the extra mile.
Mr. Fayia extended thanks to members of Constella Features Group through Mr. Gaston for their support in making Liberia become KPC compliant.
In his farewell remarks, the outgoing Resident Advisor said he was gratified and honored to have served the Liberian government and people at this troubling time, especially when the country was under UN sanctions.
He said he leaves Liberia with a heavy heart because there are still some unfinished businesses but yet satisfied with the level of achievement made while he served as Resident Advisor.
Mr. Gaston said he had enjoyed every minute of his stay in Liberia, his interaction with members of the Ministry Lands, Mines and Energy family especially those from the Government Diamond Office which he will always remember.
He then extended thanks and appreciation to all those who contributed one way or the other especially the international community towards the successful implementation of the KPC in Liberia.