Maxwell Kemayah Appointed to Replace Brown as Representative to the U.N.

MONROVIA, Montserrado – President George Weah has appointed Maxwell Saah Kemayah, the deputy foreign affairs minister, as Liberia’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations with accreditation to Cuba.

On August 20, Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Findley, acting on the orders of Weah, recalled Lewis Brown as ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations.

Prior to Kemayah’s appointment, he served as president of the Liberia Business Association for several years. In 2017, the opposition Movement for Economic Empowerment appointed Kemayah as its national chairman.

His appointment at the U.N. is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Featured photo by Zeze Ballah

Zeze Ballah

Zeze made his journalism debut as a high school reporter at the LAMCO Area School System. In 2016 and 2017, the Press Union of Liberia awarded Zeze with the Photojournalist of the Year award. Zeze was also the union's 2017 Health Reporter of the Year. He is a Health Journalism Fellow with Internews.

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