Francis Karpeh, Liberia’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union (EU), has challenged executives and members of the Liberian Association in Holland to be a viable asset in the overall transformation of socio-economic and political efforts in Liberia under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Ambassador Karpeh challenged the Liberian Association in Holland to provide the conduit through which the voices of Liberians in the Netherlands can become a part of addressing the social, political and economic needs of the country and elevating the national conservation to a level of non-partisanship and all inclusive.

Ambassador Karpeh said it is only through such efforts that the primary goal of the National Vision of building a reconciled and unified nation, with citizens of a strong sense of shared identity and community in pursuit of sustained and balanced growth for all can be achieved.

He made the remarks on Saturday, February 2, 2013, in the Netherlands at the installation of officers of the Liberian Association in Holland at a very unique and colorful program.

Speaking on the theme: LIBERIA – A JOURNEY OF ONE NATION, ONE PEOPLE, Ambassador Karpeh said Liberia has  come a long way in its history and has reached a point where, if Liberians  continue to stay the course and collectively work together in the interest of its common patrimony, together Liberians can transform Liberia into a prosperous country of one people with a collective but common purpose and destiny.

Ambassador Karpeh called on the newly elected officers of Liberian Association in Holland to seize the opportunity of being a part of the journey of Liberia.

He said to build on the achievements already made, the government recently launched vision 2030, a national vision which comprises of programs for building a reconciled and unified nation.

Ambassador Karpeh said the Vision 2030 will chart the country’s long term growth and development trajectory and will address social, political and economic challenges that confront Liberia in its quest for transformation from a low income country to a middle income country. The process will only succeed, he noted, if all Liberians take ownership and elevate it to a national platform that is non-partisan and all inclusive.

Those installed were; Belloh Williams, Chairlady, KebbehJallah, Vice Chairlady, LydaBrehun, Secretary-General and Abraham Kamara, Financial Secretary, among others.