Foreign Minister Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah Sr. has paid tribute to the late Richelieu Archibald Williams, Liberia’s former ambassador to Morocco. Kemayah, speaking on behalf of President George Manneh Weah, remembered Williams for his dedication and commitment to public service, describing him as a brilliant and intelligent statesman who was always willing to serve. He added that Williams’s legacy of dedicated and committed public service should inspire others to work towards a better future for Liberia.
Kemayah spoke at the state funeral of the late ambassador, which was held at the First United Methodist Church in Monrovia on February 6, 2023. The foreign minister noted that Williams’s death came at a difficult time for Liberia and added that his soul should rest in peace. Williams had a long and distinguished career in public service, including serving as the Director General of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Roberts FIR.
Kemayah concluded his tribute by saying that the late ambassador’s memory of dedicated and committed public service should continue to inspire all citizens to work towards building a better Liberia. The state funeral was attended by senior government officials, including former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and mourners who came to pay their respects to the late ambassador and his contributions to his country.