- 28 Jan
Ohio State’s 69th Governor, John Richard Kasich, on Friday, January 27, 2017, received Liberia’s Vice President in audience at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in Ohio Old History Center to welcome the Liberian statesman to the Buckeye State.
Friday, January 27, 2017,
Governor Kasich, who earlier in the United States elections was a candidate for President of the United States in the Republican Party primaries, assured the Vice President of the continued protection, support, and embrace of Liberians residing in the state by the people of this Midwestern State.
Discussions between Governor Kasich and VP Boakai, which span nearly two hours, covered a wide range of possible areas of mutual collaboration and the State’s support to education, agriculture, and health areas of Liberia.
Top level personalities in the Vice President’s entourage included Grand Gedeh County Senior Senator G. Alphonso Gaye, Labor Minister Zarzar Neto Lighe, Liberian Embassy Chief of Mission Jeff Dowana, Special Vice Presidential Envoys, Counselor Mamaka Bility and Counselor Gayah Fahnbulleh, Federationb of Liberian Associations in Ohio (FOLAO) Secretary-General Frank Carter, and Liberians in Columbus (LICI) President Comfort Kanneh.
Earlier, at the Columbus City Hall, the Vice President and his delegation were received by Columbus City’s 53rd Mayor, Andrew J. Ginther who welcomed the Liberian visiting team into the City. Mayor Ginther read and presented to VP Boakai the City’s RESOLUTION OF EXPRESSION of sympathy over the death of former Liberia Council of State Chairperson Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry