Liberia Celebrates 169 Years of Independence on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

VOA FILE - Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
VOA FILE – Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

{VOA NEWS} – Liberia celebrates 169 years of independence Tuesday.  Some Liberians say there is little to celebrate in the face of economic difficulties.  But Liberia’s ambassador to the United States, Jeremiah Sulunteh, said while there are some challenges, the country has made remarkable progress under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

“This year, we are celebrating our independence with the theme: ‘Consolidating Progress Toward Transformation’ of Liberia. As you know, the Agenda 2030 that has been encouraged by our president is a long-range plan. And so every progress we are making toward the transformation of Liberia needs to be celebrated,” he said.

Ambassador Sulunteh said much progress has been made in the government’s effort to rehabilitate some of Liberia’s broken infrastructure as a result of civil war. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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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.