The anniversary of the Accra Peace Accord, which ended the 14 years of civil unrest in Liberia, River Gee County Senator Conmany Wesseh has called on citizens to remember the peace agreement by finding an amicable solution in resolving their conflicts in the country.
The Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement, or Accra Peace Agreement, was the final peace agreement in the Second Liberian Civil War, and was signed on August 18, 2004, in Accra, Ghana.
The agreement was created following the signing of a ceasefire agreement on June 17, 2004, and “intensive back-door negotiations” beginning on June 4 in Akosombo, Ghana.
The Agreement called for the establishment of a post-war two-year National Transitional Government of Liberia, which would consist of 76 members.
Addressing legislative reporters at his Capitol Building office on Thursday, Senator Wesseh said Wednesday, August 18, 2021 marks the 18th anniversary celebration of the agreement, since Liberian citizens and other international partners affixed their signatures to that document.
The River Gee Senator further stressed that the day is worth celebrating by citizens, due to its unifying spirit, adding that since the peace agreement, Liberians have continued to say no to violence, especially armed conflict in the country.
Senator Wesseh told reporters that the anniversary is also intended to remind Liberians never to return to war, recommending the legal system as one of the best ways for ordinary citizens, politicians, religious leaders, including national leaders who may have disagreements to resolve their differences.
He believes that many key sectors of Liberia are still faced with countless challenges and setbacks as a result of the 14 years of brutal civil unrest in the country, terming as a positive reflection of the 14 years of war, the election of former football icon, George Weah, to the Liberian presidency.
Meanwhile, the River Gee County Senator thanked the Liberian media for always promoting peace messages through their various news articles, publications and talkshows, adding that Liberian journalists continue to contribute to the peace and stability of the country.
He further lauded Nigeria, Mali, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Ghana, the European Union, France, the American government, and other international partners who contributed their resources and always standing by Liberia in maintaining her peace.