Report from Rome says The political leader of the opposition Unity Party Joseph Nyuma Boakai, has been awarded that country’s highest honor.
In a statement released Friday August 5, 2022, the UP said for his dedicated services to Liberia and humanity, the Ordo Equistris Templi Arcadia, Noble Dynastic Order of Roma, Italy conferred on Amb. Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. as Grand Councilor and Grand Officer ad Vitam of the Order at a grand ceremony attended by members of the Grand Council of High Dignitaries of the Order.
The statement further that the Grand Master Valentino Zanzarell during the ceremony indicated, that he was ”honored and have the pleasure” to have received the Unity Party Leader at their headquarters because, “given the institutional merits he has had”.
For his part, receiving the Order, Amb. Boakai thanked the organization for the honor and assured them of his continued services to mankind and his country. Amb. Boakai continues his week-long visit to Italy meeting with a cross section of investors and Italian philanthropists who expressed their desire to work with the Joseph N. Boakai Foundation to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance to Liberians.
Meanwhile, the release also noted that the former vice president is meeting with cross sessions of Italian business leaders and philanthropic organizations in an effort to explore business and investment opportunities for Liberia.
H. E Jopseh Boakai departed the country for a week long visit following a huge vote confidence reposed in him by partisans at the just ended Unity Party convention in Gbarnga, Bong County, to lead the Unity Party in the 2023 Legislative and Presidential elections.