Liberia To Receive High-Level Guests For Official Bicentennial Celebrations

The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and also member of the Bicentennial Steering Committee, Nathaniel F. McGill

(LINA) – The Government of Liberia is expected to host an avalanche of international guests during the official observance and opening of the Bicentennial anniversary, the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and also member of the Bicentennial Steering Committee, Nathaniel F. McGill has disclosed.

The Bicentennial is in commemoration of Liberia’s 200 year of freedom and Pan-African leadership which is an important threshold of the country’s history.

The Bicentennial celebration is a year-long event which provides historical opportunities for all citizens across the universe to commemorate the founding of their country.

Addressing the media on last Wednesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia, Minister McGill said that the official celebration will commence on February 14, at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex (SKD) noting that the January 7, Program was the official kickoff.

According to him, President George M. Weah has invited international friends from across the globe which includes his presidential friends, officials of the United States Government and other important guests in order to join Liberians to celebrate their 200 years of existence.

He disclosed that the government is expected to print about 200 thousands tickets for admission, citing that the tickets will be served on a first come first serve basis.

McGill called on Liberians from all walks of life to rally their efforts in celebrating the event void of social, political, ethnic or religious background.

Also, Minister McGill encouraged Liberians to don their national colors; Red, white and blue during the observance of the event.

Additionally, McGill indicated that the government is making sure that the country gets a better face-lift, ahead of the official commencement of the Bicentennial on February 14; urging Liberians to kick start a massive clean-up in the country.

“Everyone in Liberia needs to clean their properties which involve public and private lands. It is not only the responsibility of the City Government, but also the responsibility of every Liberian to keep the city clean and presentable,” said McGill.

He added that the City Corporation in various localities will make sure the city is cleaned and presentable before the arrival of the guests, citing that the clean-up measure is not only going to be effective for the bicentennial, but  will also be a continuous process.

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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.

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