Our History, Purposes and Past Leadership



History of UNICCO

Mount Nimba UNICCO

Mount Nimba

The UNICCO organization is a US based Liberian Ethnic Association made of mostly the descendants of Nimba County, one of Liberia’s political sub-divisions.

Majority of its people are of the Mah, Daan, Mandingo, Gbi, Kpelle, and Krahn Ethnic Groups.

They are located in the North Central horn of Liberia.

Membership in UNICCO is also extended to all members’ spouses, and their children.

Some chapters have extended membership rights to “all persons interested in the welfare of Liberia and Liberians” (Chicago Chapter Article III see page 69 in Nya Kwiawon Taryor, A Kee ZI, Constitutions and by-Laws of UNICCO National & Local Chapters 1991).

The five principles and objectives of this organization are described in the Constitution.

The organization operated sporadically and separately from state to state from 1975 to December 29, 1979 when all the different strands came together in Atlanta, Georgia to form the Nimba County Students’ Association, which later changed into the United Nimba Citizens’ Council.

The history of the formative years, first fifteen (15) years of this organization can be found in a book: Liberia Facing Mount Nimba: (A Documentary History of the United Nimba Citizens’ Council) 1991 by Dr. Nya Kwiawon Taryor, Sr.

UNICCO National Presidents from 1979 to Present

Doaker MongrueFounding Interim 1979
George Duo 1979-1980
Peter Wehye1980-1981
Gabriel Salapeh1981- 1982
John Kpan1982-1983
George Weanquoi 1983-1984
James T. Saye 1984-1985
Samuel Gonsahn1985-1986
Aubrey Wehyee1986-1987
Johnson Gwaikolo1987-1990
A.Yarsuo Weh Dorliae1990-1991
Innis Yormie 1991-1992
Sammie Nuahn 1992-1994
Francis Sehnean1994-1996
Rebecca Nohn Kidau1996-1998
Anthony Konneh1998-2002
Mai Quipu Yuan 2002-2004
Miamen Wopea2004-2006
Andrew Wongeh2006-2007
Peter Wehye (Interim)2007-2008
Mohammed Keita2008-2010
Martin Dorliae2010-2014
Abbaccus Nyan Dokie2014-2018
Dahn K. Dennis 2018-2022
Samuel W. Gee 2022 to present