In commemoration of Liberia’s 200 years of existence, President George Weah has encouraged all Liberians to unite and reconcile their differences for the forwardness and development of the country.
In a formal remark during the official launched of the National Bicentennial Celebration Monday, 14 February, held at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex outside the Capitol, the Liberian leader said Liberians should not be divided by politics, religious and other differences, and thereby emphasized the need to joint rank and build their country.
He stated without peace, the world will not be developed, or be a better place for human existence, indicating, “Let politics not divide us, we have a great nation where great men and women came from and built to their countries, let us do it by ourselves.”
Weah pointed out that as Liberia commemorates its 200 years of existence, all Liberians including those in the diaspora should now reflect not only on what has been achieved thus far, but also on what can still be achieved in the future.
“Let me invite you to join me in looking beyond into a new world of science and technology, into a new world of globalization, into a new world where liberty, equality, stability, justice, peace and prosperity under the rule of law,” President Weah said.
He advanced further: “Let us looks beyond the Bicentennial to a new world where equal opportunity will be for all of our citizens and I want to use this occasion to extoled the Liberia Council of Churches and the entire Christian Community for their support toward the yearlong historical Bicentennial event.”
“Beyond the Bicentennial, I envision a new Liberia where the basic social services for all, the opportunity to enhance road connectivity, educational programs and adequate healthcare delivery and the creation of the national platform where all Liberians will live in a peaceful atmosphere of national unity and reconciliation,” the Liberian chief Executive maintained.
He averred that it is time for Liberians to work together to maintain the peace and do everything within their individual power to nostrum and keep peace alive in the spirit of oneness, kindness, and forgiveness.
Meanwhile, as part of the Bicentennial celebration, President George M. Weah will also on today February 14, officially move and begin working from the Executive Mansion following 16 solid years of renovation works.
The Mansion which is the official office of the Liberian presidency, gutted by fire on July 26, 2006, six months after former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s inauguration, and since then, the Executive Mansion has been out of function.
Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf left the Mansion after the fire incident and started working from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while President Weah upon taking office, fast-tracked the renovation of the Mansion – a process that has been ongoing for the past 16 years.
Information Minister, Ledgerhood Rennie recently confirmed to newsmen that the Liberian leader is fully prepared to start working from the Mansion and to return the Liberian presidency to its original seat.
“Right after the February 14 Bicentennial Program, the President will remain in the Mansion to continue the Liberian people work. The Mansion is not fully completed yet, but the President insists that he be there while renovation work is ongoing until its completion,” Minister Rennie intoned.
According to him, the renovation of the entire Mansion is yet to be completed, and added that about 90 percent of the work on the 4th floor of the building that contains the offices of the President and other important staff is being done.
“The President said it is better he be in office while the work is ongoing, with that, the President believes that it will give contractors more energy to work than to be awaiting them while working,” he added.
It can be recalled, that the Executive Mansion of Liberia which is the official residence and workplace of the country’s President was constructed during the presidency of former President William Tubman, which lasted from 1944 to 1971, as it is located across the street from the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.
The Executive Mansion the seat of the Liberia’s presidency was constructed by the Government and People of Israel as gift to the Government and People of Liberia started 1961 and completed in 1964.
On July 26, 2006, during the 159th Anniversary Celebration it was gutted by fire that almost destroyed the interior of the building rounding it unusable for the past 16 years.
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