Liberian Ambassador coming to town
Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, the Liberian Ambassador to the United States, will visit Winston-Salem from May 29–June 1, according to James Y. Hunder Sr., the head of the Liberian Organization of the Piedmont.
Sulunteh, a former economics professor, is expected to discuss bilateral investment and educational prospects between the West African nation and area institutions of higher learning, including Forsyth Technical Community College, Livingstone College, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University. He will also push for a strengthening of existing sister city programs between Winston-Salem and the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia.
He is expected to address the North Carolina House of Representatives in Raleigh on May 29 at 2 p.m. He will also conduct a town hall meeting at the Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 630 North Patterson Avenue, on Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m.
At the meeting, which is free and open to the public, Sulunteh will address Liberia’s past, present and ways that local residents can help move the country forward.
Sulunteh has been a prominent Liberian politician, administrator and professor for more than 30 years. Before being appointed ambassador to the U.S., President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf tapped him as the country’s Minister of Transport from 2006 to 2008. He also served as minister of Post and Telecommunications from 2008 to 2010, and as Minister of Labor from 2010 to 2012.