President George Manneh Weah has charged Liberians to employ the culture of ‘Love for Country’ as the best way to reconciliation.
Speaking at programs making Liberia 200 years of existence, the Liberian leader said; Peace, Unity and Love are attributes of a developing country such as Liberia.
He noted, “Unity, and peace, and love for one another, always
putting Liberia first,for without these attributes
being inculcated in our National DNA, there will be no progress,
no development, no growth, and no prosperity.”
President Weah asserted that once Liberians adopt
the mindset that as a Nation and People the Country will be glorious and bright.
“I can declare with
confidence and conviction, that the future of our beloved
country will be glorious and bright for all Liberians.”
The Liberian chief Executive urged liberians to join him in helping to build a new Liberia where peace, unity, tolerance, togetherness,
cooperation, reconciliation and sustainable development will be the cornerstone and foundation for the future.
He further stressed, that
Coming together and giving thanks to the Almighty God for sustaining and preserving the Land of Liberty, the Republic of Liberia for unsuccessfully celebrating the Bicentennial is laudable.
The President encouraged liberians to focus on promoting unity amongst all Liberians,
wherever they may reside, and encourage all to make
meaningful contributions to the nation-building tasks of our country.
Weah noted that redefining Liberia’s identity and building a shared sense of
nationalism should be at the center of continued reconciliation in Liberia.
Meanwhile, some Liberians attending the Bicentennial have expressed diverse views over the manner and form in which the ceremony was organized.
Luther Baih and Precious Nyumah thank the President and organizers of the event, terming it as the first of its kind in their lives. ” This is the first time for me to hear and celebrate this day( Bicentennial).” They both narrated
For their part, Jeremiah Momo and Rufus Jackson said; The entire bicentennial ceremony was being politicized by partisans of the ruling coalition for Democratic Change( CDC).
They alleged of the organizers politicizing the event something they believe discourage togetherness.
” See majority of those here wearing CDC paraphernalia….instead of of Liberia, it’s now CDC.” They said.