Minister of Foreign Affairs Olubanke King-akerele of Liberia

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Olubanke King-Akerele was named Liberias Minister of Foreign Affairs in August 2007 and assumed the post in October.
Minister King-Akerele is the granddaughter of former Liberian President Charles D.
Also at the ceremony, Minister King-Akerele praised the German Government through its Charge dAffairs near Monrovia, for supporting Liberias recovery effort.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Olubanke King-Akerele expressed gratitude to the out-going Minister for his dedication to the Ministry and extolled him for his preferment by the President.
Minister King-Akerele expressed optimism that Ambassador Wesseh will ably represent Liberia to the United Nations, and prayed that Almighty God will grant him wisdom as he takes up his new assignment at the UN.
King-Akerele says the Liberian government looks forward to a full market economy operating by March next year.
King-Akerele said increased trading opportunities from the Doha round would not only provide hope to people in Liberia but would help in.
Despite the talk about equitable trade, King-Akerele says not everyone benefits equally.
Resident Representative for UNPD Olubanke King-Akerele said this during a launch of the home based care training manual at Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka.
King-Akerele said that UNDP hoped to continue supporting government through the National AIDS Council and in mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in the governance and environment support projects.
Foreign Minister Olubanke King-Akerele has described as irresponsible and baseless claims by the Inquire Newspaper that the Government is fully aware of the illegal sale of Liberian Passports and Birth Certificates in Italy.
Speaking during the signing ceremony at the Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Olubanke King-Akerele said the resumption of the program will provide the opportunity for Liberia to benefit from the services of Peace Corps Volunteers from the United States of America.
King-Akerele said the Zambian delegation to recent talks between aid agencies and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) had advocated donor support for: research into drought resistant plants and crops; eradication of animal diseases and assistance to ongoing veterinary programmes; development of coping mechanisms for communities in times of crisis, such as the production of cash crops (paprika, cotton, castor oil, tobacco), fish farming and handicrafts.
King-Akerele said increased trading opportunities, such as a scheme to allow Liberian farmers to grow and export chili, not only provided hope to people in the country but would help solidify peace in the war-torn region.
The number of orphans in Zambia will rise to nearly one million by the year 2014, UN resident co-ordinator Olubanke King-Akerele has said.