Proposition One: All Liberian Diaspora Conference Debates Dual Citizenship Dilemma

Published: 8/Dec/2019
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

By Rodney Sieh

Washington – Holding back tears, Rev. J. Edwin Lloyd reminisced about the genesis of Diaspora Liberians quest for dual citizenship. An effort initiated by the late J. Hudu Manston, a former Senator from Maryland County, the ailing Rev. J.K. Leevee Moulton and himself, is now swirling in controversy, drawing a wedge between Liberians at home and those residing in exile.

“Hudu is no longer here with us, and Rev. Moulton is ailing, but I’m standing,” Rev. Lloyd lamented Saturday, at a two-day All Liberian Diaspora Conference, held at the St. Andrews Ukrainian Orthodox Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The conference brought together dozens of Diaspora, international organizations, Local, and state officials, recognized Liberian experts, and notable friends of Liberia, joined by representatives of U.S. government, and international agencies in a bid to unite the Liberian Diaspora on major issues affecting Liberia.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2019