UNICCO: A Beacon of Hope and Development for Nimba County

Dahn K. Dennis

By: Edmund C. Gbarwee, Nimba D-9 TV Public Health Reporter,,, +231778070604

Liberia: – The United Nimba Citizens’ Council (UNICCO), founded in 1979 in the United States, has become a vital organization uniting Nimba County’s diaspora while fostering peace, reconciliation, unity, and development among Liberians abroad. Since its inception, UNICCO has been instrumental in addressing the challenges faced by Liberians, particularly those from Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties, in the aftermath of the Liberian civil war.

Dahn K. Dennis, a native of Beatuo City in Nimba County’s Electoral District Six, has emerged as a key figure in this effort. Residing in Philadelphia, USA, Dennis has served over two terms as a leader within UNICCO, bringing hope and inspiration to many. Under his administration, UNICCO launched several transformative initiatives aimed at improving the lives of Nimbians and promoting development in Liberia.

One of Dennis’s notable achievements was the “UNICCO December to Remember” event in December 2019, which marked a significant turning point by reconnecting the organization with its roots in Nimba County. His administration secured land for a US$250,000 UNICCO Women Empowerment Center in Domahpa, located 6 kilometers along the Ganta-Gbarnga highway. Additionally, land was obtained in Tappita for the construction of UNICCO Park, with groundbreaking ceremonies already held for both projects.

Dennis’s leadership also extended to education and health. His administration provided financial aid to Nimba students studying in Morocco and offered local scholarships to deserving students across Nimba County. Furthermore, over US$14,000 was contributed to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Nimba, demonstrating UNICCO’s commitment to supporting its community in times of crisis.

Another significant milestone during Dennis’s tenure was the election of UNICCO National Board Chair Nathan Biah as the Rhode Island District #3 Representative, reflecting the political influence and leadership nurtured within the organization.

After successfully leading UNICCO through these impactful initiatives and extending his term due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dennis handed over the presidency to Samuel T. Gee. The new leadership, under Gee, continues to inspire and uphold the organization’s mission of promoting development and unity among Nimbians.

UNICCO’s efforts, led by dedicated leaders like Dahn K. Dennis and Samuel T. Gee, highlight the organization’s enduring commitment to fostering peace, reconciliation, and progress among the Liberian diaspora. Their work ensures that Nimba County and its people continue to thrive and contribute positively to Liberia’s future.


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