LSA launches branch in northern Sweden

The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) launched a new branch called LSA Norrland branch on March 30 in Umeå.

The branch will serve as an extension of the LSA for Liberians residing in cities from Sundsvall to further north of Sweden.

The program was attended by LSA president David Ford, Vice President Koo Yelegon Joseph, several Liberians, Africans and Swedes.

In remarks, Mr Ford thanked everyone for their commitments and efforts in making the day a reality and success. He said all Liberians have to come together as one community in spite of where they live, noting that the establishment of the branch shows that Liberians were united.

He appealed to Liberians in Sweden not to get involved in posting hate messages on Facebook about their country, the president and/or government.

Mr. Ford noted that there is no dignity in posting such messages, adding instead that Liberians should pray for their government to do the right thing.

Vice President Koo Yelegon Joseph, also speaking at the event, encouraged Liberians living in Sweden to continue to be united and supportive of each other and to also think about extending help to Liberians living in deplorable conditions in Liberia.

In a closing remarks, the newly installed interim chairman of the LSA Norrland Branch, Ephraim Weah Harris encouraged everyone attending the ceremony to be determined in their undertakings because determination brings about success.

He added that it was by determination and the support of LSA national leadership that he and others were able to establish the branch.

The ceremony was climaxed with a dinner and dance with music from Dj Sporting.