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The Golden Image Award (GIA) was held on July 16, 2015 with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf receiving the Regional Legendary Leadership Award from traditional Chiefs from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The President was honored for her role played in the fight against Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa.

Twenty six other awards were given at the County, National and International levels for services towards Humanity.

The Golden Image Award which is about Oneness, Peace and Humanity tied in with Liberia's 168th Independence Celebration.

According to the Organizer and Founder of the event, Ambassador Juli Endee, who is also the traditional Queen of the Liberia said; this year's Golden Image Award focused on Humanity and Health with emphasis on individuals, institutions and Countries that contributed in making Liberia Ebola free.

Ambassador Juli Endee said there are several historical meaning and composition of the award medal.

She said the Globe symbolizes Liberia as part of the global village; the Lady with traditional head attired, portrays the role women play in the development of any country. She also explained how the map of Liberia; shows that Liberia as a nation will be prosperous and the unity symbol depicts peace within the world.

Ambassador Endee added that the top, middle and bottom composition of the Golden Image Award comprises an 18 karat Liberian Gold with designs by Liberian artists including a dark rich Liberian wood from the Liberian forest. 

Recipients this year in the International category included:

                                                                                                Country/County/Region

 

1.      Ambassador Deborah R. Malac                                    Liberia, USA

2.      Rev. Trevor Cockings                                                 England, Europe

3.      The Peoples' Republic of China                                    China, Asia

4.      Dr. Abraham Borbor (Deceased)                                  Liberia, West    Africa

5.      Samaritan's Purse                                                      USA    

6.      The Carter Center                                                     USA

7.      UNICEF Liberia                                                          Global

8.      WHO Liberia                                                             Global

9.      Hon. Augustine K. Ngafuan                                         Liberia, West    Africa

 

National level:

1.      Rev. Dr. Luther Tarpeh                                 Republic of Liberia

2.      Jeff Bante Blibo                                            Liberia, Africa

3.      Hon. Tolbert G. Nyenswah                             Republic of Liberia

4.      ELWA Hospital                                              Republic of Liberia

5.      Hon. Saah H. Joseph                                     Republic of Liberia

6.      Hon. Mary T. Broh                                         Republic of Liberia

7.      Dr. Mosoka Fallah                                          Republic of Liberia

8.      Barbara Bono                                                 Republic of Liberia

9.      Liberia National Red Cross Society                  Republic of Liberia

10.     Mayor Clara Doe-Mvogo                                 Republic of Liberia

11.     Infinity Broadcasting Corporation                   Republic of Liberia

12.     Adolphus Scott                                              Republic of Liberia

 

And at the County Level:

1.      Nimba County Task Force Against Ebola       Nimba County, Liberia

2.      Jebbeh Sannoh                                            Grand Cape Mount,  Liberia

3.      Viola Cooper                                                Bong County, Liberia

4.      Haja Sadiatu Smith                                      Montserrado County,  Liberia

5.      New Kru Town Task Force/ Ebola                   Montserrado County,     Liberia

 

The 2015 Golden Image Award was colorful and well attended with people from all sectors of the society. Presenters of the awards were Ambassador Zhang Yue, Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Dr. Bernice Dahn, Minister of Health, Liberia; Ambassador George Weah, Senator Montserrado County and a proxy for US Ambassador Deborah Malac.  

Hon. Munah Pelham-YoungBlood, Representative District # 9; Montserrado County was also among this year's presenters.

This is the fifth Edition of the Golden Image Award since it started in 2011.