Liberia’s Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire Retires, Honors Long Service Employee; Presents Mr. Hamado Kangoyé a Medal, Certificate and Retirement Check

Mr. Hamado Kangoyé (2nd left) exhibits the certificate presented him by Ambassador Tolbert King during the retirement and honoring progrem
Mr. Hamado Kangoyé (2nd left) exhibits the certificate presented him by Ambassador Tolbert King during the retirement and honoring progrem
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The Embassy of the Republic of Liberia in Côte d’Ivoire has honorably retired the head of maintenance services, Mr. Hamado Kangoyé, after 35 years of dedicated service.

 

According to a dispatch from Abidjan, Liberia’s Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, Her Excellency Mrs. Willye-Mai Tolbert King, highlighted the courage, dedication to duty and team spirit he showed during his career. "He is an example to follow and does not hesitate to take on any task on the spot," she said.

 

 

Ambassador Tolbert King then extended thanks and appreciation to Mr. Kangoyé for his dedicated services over the years and honored him with a medal and certificate as well as a retirement check for three million FCfa (3,000,000.00 FCfa), on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Liberia.

 

 

Responding, Mr. Kangoyé expressed his astonishment at the honor bestowed upon him and extended his heartfelt thanks and appreciation to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Government and people of Liberia for the opportunity given him to serve the country for over three decades.

 

 

He equally thanked Ambassador Tolbert King and embassy staff for the good and friendly working relations as well as their unflinching support and cooperation during his stay at the Abidjan Mission.

 

 

Mr. Hamado Kangoyé, a Burkinabe, was born in 1939. He was employed at the Embassy as a security guard in 1982, and rose through the ranks of support staff to becoming the head of maintenance services. Due to his ailing condition and in conformity with Ivoirian labor laws, it was incumbent that he be retired after 35 years of continued service.

 

 

Present at the ceremony were Mr. Traore Abdoulaye, Bilateral Cooperation Department and Mrs. Coulibaly Legbedji Gisele, in Charge of Study, representing the Ivoirian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, respectively, and Mr. Bazile Hervé, Counselor, representing the Embassy and Permanent Representation of Burkina Faso near Abidjan, family members and friends of the retiree, some members of the Liberian community in Côte d’Ivoire, as well as embassy staff.