China To Erect Electronic Billboard In Monrovia, As As MICAT Releases Detail For July 26 Independence Day Celebration

The Chinese Government has launched the construction of a “state-of-the-art” Electronic Billboard in Monrovia.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony at the Executive Pavilion in Monrovia Tuesday, Chinese Ambassador Fu Jijun disclosed that the billboard will be erected at the Executive Pavilion to inform Liberians about the day-to-day activities of the government.

He noted that the billboard is important in this new era of globalization and information sharing in which the public has high expectations of government for the latest messages concerning national developments.

He added that visual media is pivotal and has become a very useful tool in conveying current news to the society, entertaining the people, shaping public opinion and strengthening the society.

The Chinese envoy outlined some of the numerous contributions China has made to Liberia, including the collaboration of the Xinhua News Agency and the Liberian media, construction of a ministerial complex, and provision of free treatment at and medication to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, among others.

He reassured his government’s commitment to the development agenda of the Liberian government and support to the achievement of the goals of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Development and Prosperity.

In remarks, the Assistant Minister for Information Services at the Ministry of Information, Samuel Worzie, lauded the People’s Republic of China for its numerous contributions to the growth and development of Liberia.

He added that the erection of the electronic billboard is a clear manifestation of President Weah’s commitment to the Open Government Initiative, noting that it will go a long way in disseminating factual and reliable information to the people.

For his part, the Executive Director of Daily Talks, Mr. Alfred Sirleaf, thanked the People’s Republic of China for the kind gesture, stating that the initiative began in 2016 with numerous appeals for the implementation of the project.

He also lauded the efforts exhibited by officials of the Ministry of Information in ensuing that the project became successful.

BRIEFING NOTES ON THE

2018 INDEPENDENCE CELERATIONS

 

 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Under the distinguished leadership of the President, who is also convener, Ambassador Julie Endee and the Liberia Crusaders for Peace will organize the Golden Image events, as a prelude to the Independence Day Celebrations.

 

6:00 p.m.                       Golden Image Awards & Driver

Ballroom, Monrovia City Hall, Tubman Boulevard

 

 

Friday, July 20, 2018

The President will lead an array of officials of Government to attend the Intercessory Prayer, organized and coordinated by the National Muslim Council of Liberia Iman Abdur-Rashid Sheriff has been selected as the Guest Preacher. The Coca-Cola Factory Mosque have been selected to host the event.

 

Afterwards, the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, the Liberia Crusaders for Peace, etc will hold a Musical&Cultural Festival,involving Liberian musicians, at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.

 

12:00 noon           Thanksgiving and Intercessory Prayer

Coca Cola Factory Mosque, Paynesville

 

3:00 p.m.              Musical & Cultural Festival

Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, Paynesville

 

 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Ministry of Youth and Sports will organize and coordinate kickball and football matches at the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville. The Executive Branch will go against the legislature Branch in both kickball and a football match between Ex-players of invincible Eleven and Mighty Barrolle will climax football categories and the day.

 

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Kickball & Footballmatches at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex,

Paynesville, Liberia

-Executive branch vs. Legislative Branch (Kickball& Football)

– Invincible Eleven (Ex-players) vs.

 

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The President will lead and array of officials of Government to attend the Thanksgiving and Intercessory Service, organized, by the Liberia Council of Churches. The sermon of the Thanksgiving and Intercessory Service will be delivered, by Archbishop Dr. Isaac S. Winker, a son of Sinoe County and General Overseer and Archbishop of the Dominion Christian Fellowship. During the service, there ill be selections by various choirs and Prayers for the Nation.

 

11:00 a.m.                     Thanksgiving and Intercessory service

Centennial Memorial Pavilion, Ashmun Street, Monrovia

 

6:00 p.m                        Liberia vs. Sierra Leone (International Friendly Match)

Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, Paynesville

 

 

Monday, July 23, 2018

The President will continue the dedication of development projects (see list attached). On the same day, the President will attend an Interactive dialogue, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, where he will interact with university students, 

10:00 a.m.                     Dedication of Development Projects 

4:00 p.m.                       Youth Interactive Dialogue

Monrovia City Hall, Tubman Boulevard

 Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The President and Grand Master of the Orders of Distinction will confer distinction on citizens of the Republic of Liberia and distinguished personalities at an investiture Ceremony to be coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This will be followed by a Reception, hosted by the Presidential Affairs. The list of suggested honorees from the various government institutions is attached.

 4:00 p.m.                       Investiture Ceremony

  1. C. Cecil Dennis, Jr. Auditorium, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

6:00 p.m.                       Reception for the Honorees hosted by the President follows in the Foyer

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Wednesday, July 25, 2018

12:00 Noon                    Children Extravaganza Event

Monrovia City Hall Theater, Tubman Boulevard 

3:30 p.m.                       Presidential Visitations

To be coordinated by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection

 6:00 p.m.                       Independence Candle Light Program

At the Front of the Edward J. Roye Building Ashmun Street, Monrovia

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ceremonies in observance of the 171st Independence will be held on Thursday, July 26, which will commence with the hoisting of the national flag. Follow by the President of Liberia and Commander-In-Chief inspecting troops of the Armed Forces of Liberia, amongst other special protocols, (see attached). The Cabinet will also be in attendance. 

Subsequently, the official programme in observance of the 171st Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Liberia will begin at 11 O’clock ante meridian at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion on Ashmun Street, Monroviaat which time the National Oration will be delivered on the theme, “Unifying The Nation For Pro-poor Development”, by Honorable Samuel D. Tweah, Minister Finance and Development Planning of the Republic of Liberia. Afterward, he will be decorated by the President of the Republic of Liberia. 

After the official program, luncheons will be hosted at various venues around Montserrado County. This will be followed by the Independence Day Ball to be hosted by the President of the Republic of Liberia. 

6:00 Noon                      Hoisting of the National Flag 

7:45 a.m.              Arrival and Review of Troops by the President of Liberia and

Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia

Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia 

8:00 a.m.                       Honors of the National Colors

Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia 

11:00 Noon                    Official Ceremonies of the Observance of the 171st Independence

Anniversary of the Republic of Liberia

Centennial Memorial Pavilion (Government Square), Ashmun Street,

Monrovia 

2:30 p.m.              Independence Day Lucheons hosted by the president of Liberia

(Monrovia City Hall, Paynesville City, Hall, Executive Pavilion and

Brewerville Town Hall) 

7:00 p.m.                       Independence Day Ball hosted by the President of Liberia

Executive Pavilion, Ashmun Street, Monrovia (Special Invitation)

 Friday, July 27, 2018

The President and First Lady will meet and interact with the children in series of activities and will distribute gifts to them as well.

 12:00 noon                    Children’s Socialization Day with the President and First Lady,

Organized by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia and the Samuel Kanyon Doe                                              Sports Complex in Paynesville

 

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.