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14.11.2008 General News

President Receives 2 Delegations

By Times Reporter -

THE President, J.A. Kufour, yesterday granted audience to two delegations — a Liberian team led by the Minister of Defence and Security, Mr. Brownie J. Samukai Jnr. and the family of Dr. Docia Angelina Naki Kisseih, first Ghanaian nursing officer who passed away on August 28, at the age of 89. 

Speaking to Mr. Samukai at their meeting, President Kufour pledged Ghana's continuous support for Liberian's restructuring exercise.

He noted that the peoples of the two countries were the same with a common destiny and stressed the need for them to help each other.

The President said “it is our pleasure to continue to offer our service to you”.

He urged the Liberian government not to hesitate to call on Ghana when the need arises.

Mr. Samukai Jnr., on behalf of the government and people of Liberia, expressed gratitude to the government of Ghana for supporting Liberia in many ways, especially during the turbulent period of the war.

He was also grateful to the government for accepting hundreds of Liberians who fled to Ghana as refugees during the war.

Dr. George Amatey Kisseih, head of family, told the president that Dr. Kisseih will be buried next Friday, November 21, at the Presbyterian cemetery at Odumasi-Krobo after burial service at the Ridge church in Accra.

President Kufuor  described the late Dr. Kisseih as a “break and a true member of the founders of the nation.

“She was a good nurse, a pioneer, focused and pursued her profession with vision,” he said.

The President said the late Dr. Kisseih who was a recipient of a national award of the Order of the Star of Volta was a pacesetter, who lived a full life and left a great mark in the country's history.

“Her background is full of dignity and has earned a place in the pantheon of greats in the country,” he said.