By. G. Bennie Bravo Johnson

The Golden Image Award was presented to Ujept Jetty, an Indian businessman in Liberia, and Emma Glassco, who oversees national fisheries and aquaculture, on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

The Liberian ambassador for culture, Julie Endee, pinned the Golden Image Award winners to their workplaces in Monrovia. There are twelve carrots of molten gold in each pin.

It should be recalled that the 2022 Golden Image Award was presented to devoted private, public, or civil servants, leaders, political actors, humanitarians, educators, investors, developers, advocates, activists, and peace actors who have made significant contributions to public service delivery in Liberia and the rest of the world on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at the Monrovia City Hall as part of the country’s bicentennial and 175th anniversary celebrations.

Because the secretariat made the wise decision that the recipients of the distinguished Golden Image award for 2022 would unintentionally lose the golden image while celebrating their remarkable accomplishments, the recipients were unable to receive the actual gold medal.

According to Mr. Ujept Jetty, CEO of Jetty, his biggest prize is yet to come and he was grateful that the award committee recognized the contribution he continues to provide to society.

Mr. Jetty, who started providing relief to the poor in February 2017, asked the business sector to make a positive social impact in addition to making money from their operations.

“I began on a Sunday in February 2022 at the main prison in Monrovia, where I served 1,488 people food. People must notice the positive effects of your business when it is thriving for you to receive a greater reward—heaven.”

He made fun of his efforts to feed the hungry three times a day at the various hospitals and food distribution centers in Liberia in an effort to end hunger and save lives.

In the meantime, Mr. Jeety added that in two years there will be a dedication ceremony for over one hundred bedrooms for old adults since they will be properly taken care of there, as opposed to the older people who typically go begging for assistance to survive.

Matthew Cheayou, a recipient of Jeety’s kind deed, testified that he had visual issues that made him miserable for a long time, but thanks to Jeety’s generosity, he was able to seek treatment and is now working to support his family.

For her part, Madam Emma Metieh Glassco assured the event’s planner that such recognition will never allow members of a “committed” team at the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority to become complacent (NaFAA).

The distinction, according to Madam Emma Metieh Glassco, has further inspired her and her team of experts to work harder for Liberia.

The marine expert and expert in fisheries governance was formally pinned with the award-decorated gold lapel while she was giving a speech on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the NaFAA Corporate Headquarters.

Due to her significant contributions to the current transformation of the Liberian fishing industry, Madam Glassco was chosen among other local and international high-profile personalities as the winner and recipient of the National Excellence Award. The Liberia Crusaders for Peace organize the Golden Image Award, a national honor for exemplary Liberians, every year.

The distinction bestowed on the body head of fisheries management is completed on July 28 during a ceremony at NaFAA corporate headquarters.

The gold was formerly tied to the prize itself, but the organizers have chosen to modify the style for a sincere reason, according to Crusaders for Peace Executive Director, Ambassador Julie Endee, who spoke at the occasion.

“In the past, for the last 10 years, we always put the gold,” said the speaker. The prize was produced in Liberia. Map of Liberia and wood are included. On the actual prize, there is an 18-karat gold leaf. As a result, we provide you the gold plate that has always been mounted on it. Some people don’t realize it’s gold, and occasionally it disappears.

In a brief speech, the honoree, Madam Glassco, expressed gratitude to President George Weah for providing her the chance to serve and dedicated the award to the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority’s leadership and employees.

Despite the acknowledgement, she asserts that there will be no tolerance for complacency.

The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority expresses its sincere gratitude for this award. This honor is the result of extensive teamwork. I’m simply the beginning. It is for everyone of us who put in a lot of effort to make us proud.

Additionally, I want to thank my president for developing the platform. His Excellency George Manneh Weah, my president, has been a tremendous assistance to me. In addition to appointing me, he also provided me with a lot of support. Simply saying “thank you” for the chance.

“This team will not have the slightest sense of complacency.”

The head of the fishery also thanked the Liberian media for elevating her job.

“Thanks to our friends in the media,” I said, “because if we work and you don’t publicize our work, the public won’t know what we’ve been doing.” You people know I collaborate with you.

For her outstanding leadership in the fishing industry, Madam Glassco has won numerous national and international accolades.

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