MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The National Steering Committee set up by President George Weah to plan activities leading to the bicentennial celebration of Liberia will hold a major gathering on Thursday, at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town.
2022 marks the 200th year since the first batch of freed slaves, known as Americo-Liberians, arrived at the Providence Island in Monrovia.
The Chairman of the Committee, Information Minister Ledgerhood Rennie, said:” The event is meant to reclaim Liberia’s leadership role in Pan-Africanism and rebrand the Country after its recent history.”
Minister Rennie said it is also intended to celebrate Liberia’s rich cultural heritage and showcase its vast tourism attractions.
He stated that the bicentennial commemoration will also seek to deepen the United States-Liberia historic ties and forge stronger economic and social bonds between both peoples, especially the wider diaspora.
Information Minister Ledgerhood Rennie said:” The October 7, 2021 meeting will be a pacesetter that begins government’s preparation for the bicentennial celebrations.”