Liberian Ambassador to grace Lofa Federation 25th National Convention

By FLAA Executive Leadership
New York | May 20, 2015


As per its constitutional obligation, The Federation of Lofa Associations in the Americas (FLAA) assembles annually at a designated venue to review its past operations and chart a new course of action for the future. It is also an opportunity for the Federation to undertake fund raising activities to support its programs. This year, its 25TH National Convention will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chapter of FLAA under the theme “FACING THE FUTURE TOGETHER- INTEGRATING OUR STRENGTHS”.


President Obama and Ambassador Solunteh (archive photo)

The National Executive Committee of FLAA in collaboration with the National Convention Committee is pleased to confirm that His Excellency, Hon. Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, Ambassador of Liberia to the United States will grace FLAA 25th National Convention slated for May 222nd - 24th, 2015 in Philadelphia with his presence. The Hon. Decontee Clements-Kanneh, Assistant Minister to the Ambassador/Diaspora Affairs of the Embassy of Liberia made the disclosure via an email through the National Executive Committee on Tuesday, 05/19/2015.
Meanwhile, the topics for discussion during the convention deliberations by various focus groups have drawn a lot of attention from Lofa professionals in the areas of health, education, economics, engineering and general management.  Already, we have received confirmation that Dr. William Kamanda who delivered our keynote address during the inaugural program in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Dr. Sakui Malakpa, former National President of FLAA, Dr. Jallah Kennedy, Epidemiologist and Public Health Consultant/Scientist, Professor Henry Hali, President of Bolahun Worldwide and New Jersey Board representative to FLAA National Board of Directors and other Lofa professionals will begin arriving today in Philadelphia.  
Topics for the focus group Discussion
Focus Group I (Education): "The role of FLAA in promoting education in Lofa County through the provision of scholarships and reference materials for high schools and junior college".
Focus Group II (Health): "The post Ebola crisis in Lofa County; the acute needs for medical supplies/equipment and the emergence of more than 2,000 orphans".
Group III (Fundraising): "Finding alternatives to fundraising instead of relying on only the National Convention for fundraising"
Group IV Socio-Economic & Infrastructural Development): "Developing an agenda that will focus on key social services for the people of Lofa County (water, light and roads)"
Group V (Responding to Emergencies as an Organization): "How can we as an organization deal with emergencies both in the diaspora and at home?"
Our two guest speakers are: Dr. Samuel Johnson who will be speaking at the convention deliberations while Mr. Tamba D. Aghailas will be keynote the convention banquet.   
We encourage all Lofians and Friends of Liberia to come to the National Convention to participate in the convention activities.  All those traveling by air and land are kindly asked to text or email their itinerary to the following National Convention committee members:

1. Mrs. Elizabeth K. Collins, National Vice President - Phone: 973-687-0162, email:

2. Mr. James Koiyan, National Convention Chairman - Phone: 267--975-8793, email:

3. Ms. Youngor Bazzie, President, PA Chapter - Phone: 484-557-2845, email:


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