A bilateral relationship between the cities of Kakata in Margibi County, Liberia and the Brooklyn Park in the state of Minnesota, United States of America (USA), has been entered into.
Modalities for the two sister cities relationship which were concluded recently, stand to benefit both cities in various ways including sharing many of the multi-cultural characteristics of Brooklyn Park and Kakata, Margibi which are also both highly demographically diversed.
The decision was taken through a resolution 3B, 2A. The Resolution. Copy of which is in the possession of the Independent Eye News (IEN) says the City of Brooklyn Park will benefit by encouraging greater inclusion of Liberians in the welfare of the city.
The resolution also states that the relationship will increase Liberians’ engagement, volunteerism , enhance Brooklyn Park’s community engagement endeavor and by formulating opportunities for city officials.
The resolution further maintains that residents will be further opportune to explore and experience Liberian culture; by creating an atmosphere which strengthens economic development and community engagement.
The City of Kakata will benefit from a sister city relationship with Brooklyn Park by nurturing a municipal partnership that will help creatively learn, work and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational and business opportunities.
It indicated that leadership development, professional and technical training and projects; key needs as Kakata, Margibi County, and the Republic of Liberia continue their rebuilding process and democratization efforts in the aftermath of a 14-year civil war.
The Sister City Relationship according to the resolution, will through the work of a sister city committee connect government, educational, and business sector institutions in Brooklyn Park to similar institutions in Kakata to the mutual benefit of all communities.
Meanwhile, a proclamation endorsing the establishment of a sister city relationship between the city of Brooklyn Park in the state of Minnesota and the city of Kakata in the Republic of Liberia, has been issued.
In the proclamation which was issued by the Liberian Embassy near the American capital city of Washington, District of Columbia (DC), the Embassy said it was endorsing the decision between the two cities to establish such vital relationship.
The Proclamation, copy of which is in the possession of the Independent Eye News (IEN), was addressed to Mr. Jefferry Lude, Lord Mayor of the city of Brooklyn Park.
For the benefit of our readership, the Editorial Staff of the Independent Eye is pleased to publiush the proclamation in its entirety vabatim unedited. Below is the full proclamation.
WHEREAS His Highness, the City Mayor of Brooklyn Park and the esteemed Members of the City Council of Brooklyn Park converging in this historic Chamber to consider the significant decision to establish a Sister/City relations. between the City of Kakata,
WHEREAS considering that a recent mission to theRepublic ofLiberia by a high power delegation led by Mayor Jeffery Lunde was a resounding success;
WHEREAS aware that the City ofBrooklyn Park and its environs remain a bacon of haven to thousands ofLiberia nationals residing in theUnited States;
WHEREAS recognizing that there has already been an ongoing philanthropic relationship between Brooklyn Park and the Republic Liberia in general;
WHEREAS very hopeful that when reached, this decision will undoubtedly lead to a mutually beneficial cooperation between the respective municipal communities in particular and countries in general,
NOW THEREFORE, in my capacity as Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Liberia to these United States of America do here by endorse on behalf of the President of the Republic of Liberia, Government and gallant people of Liberia the decision establishing Sister/City relations between the two aforementioned cities.
This 23rd Day of July, 2012
Jeremiah C. Sulunteh
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