As part of activities marking the 62nd birth anniversary of the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Dr. J. Mills Jones, staff members of the bank on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 host a luncheon in his honor.
The occasion which was held in the board room of the bank's Warrant Street offices, was characterized by speeches, presentation of gifts and merrymakings, as the staffers could not hold back their emotions.
In a rather brief remark when he responded to the honor bestowed upon him, Governor Jones expressed heartfelt gratitude and appreciations to his co-workers for organizing such ceremony in commemoration of his birth anniversary.
"I'm very much thankful and speechless today. Looking at all these valuable gifts bought with your own money just to pleased, I am very delighted," governor Jones asserted.
He challenged CBL staff members to emulate good examples in the execution of their respective duties so that they can awarded flowers while alive.
Earlier, Ecobank Liberia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Kola Adeleke paid tribute to the CBL Boss, noting that he loves his leadership style of work.
Describing Governor Jones as a role model, Mr. Adeleke wish he would walk in the footsteps of the celebrant some day.
CBL Deputy Governor for Economic Policy, Mr. Theophilus Bettie presented a certificate of honor and appreciation to the governor for his endless efforts and services to the people of Liberia.
Deputy Governor Bettie described the Governor Jones as a hard working, diligent and a potential Liberian, pledging the willingness of all of the employees to positively support his (Governor Jones's) initiative so as to enable leave back a legacy.
Introducing the occasion, CBL Administrative Director Madam Dorothy Sheba Browne disclosed that the surprise birthday celebration was aimed at showing the CBL Boss love and affection for his numerous contributions towards Liberia's economic recovery sojourn.
"We are very grateful to God for giving us such a kind hearted leader. Governor Jones, giving you your flower while alive is our utmost joy. We pray that God will strengthen you as you continue to serve this nation with humanity, Madam Browne told the gathering.