According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf made the remarks at a memorial service on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Monrovia City Hall when she joined family members, relatives and friends of the late Mamadee Diakite.
President Sirleaf said when the media is use wisely and responsibly it would impact and benefit any society. The Liberian leader said responsibility requires that one shows love for the nation.
President Sirleaf furthered that when the story of Liberia is told, the name of Mamadee Diakite will not be forgotten because according to her, he made tremendous contributions to the media landscape in Liberian media. She said as a professional journalist, the late Mamadee Diakite stood for certain principles and will be remembered for the love of his country.