According to a Foreign Ministry release, Ms. Kamara made the assertion when she met with Mr. Sheldon Yett at her Foreign Ministry office during a courtesy call on Friday, April 15, 2016 when the two officials exchanged views on critical issues of mutual concern.
Foreign Minister Kamara hailed UNICEF for the many good initiatives it is undertaking in Liberia including children’s rights, survival, development and protection, among others, and called on Mr. Yett bring to her attention anything that requires the ministry’s intervention.
She encouraged UNICEF’s Country Representative to also focus on peace building initiatives at the community level particularly targeting the young people of Liberia.
The Dean of the Cabinet promised to work with UNICEF to explore new areas of mutual interests and benefits to both sides.
She promised to consult her legal team at the ministry to seek legal advice that would help address some of the challenges serving as distractions to the operation of UNICEF in Liberia.
Speaking earlier, the UNICEF-Liberia Country Representative, Mr. Yett, used the occasion to acquaint Foreign Minister Kamara about UNICEF's activities in Liberia, He also thanked the Foreign Minister for swiftly addressing some of the critical issues at the Ministry since her appointment.
He informed Minister Kamara about some of the challenges faced by UNICEF-Liberia, and called on her to assist the organization find amicable solutions to the challenges faced by the organization.
Commenting on some of the challenges, Mr. Yett indicated a lot needs to be done to ensure young people are engaged in activities thatwould transform their lives so as to enhance peace in the country.
The UNICEF Country Representative hailed the Liberian Government for the many achievements and for enhancing good governance; adding, “Liberia has many good things that other countries don’t have including freedom of speech.”