President Weah Declares Thursday, May 14th National Unification Day -Calls on Liberians to Join In Observance

His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
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The President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Thursday, May 14, 2020 as “National Unification Day” and isto be observed throughout the territorial confines of Liberia as a National Holiday.


The Proclamation orders all public buildings and business houses closed during the observance.


The release also directs that, due to the prevailing health pandemic (COVID-19), there will be no official program marking this year’s celebration


The Proclamation also requests citizens and foreign residents, as well as religious leaders across the country to mark the Day in reflection for peace, humanity and understanding for hope and faith so that throughout the pandemic, Liberians across the nation will be united.


According to a Foreign Ministry release, the observance is in consonance with an Legislative enactment in 1960, declaring the 14th day of May in each year as a National Unification Day of Liberia.


The Proclamation then recounted that since the Unification and Integration Policy became an integrated part of the National Development Plan, the Nation has seen marked progress and improvement in all spheres of national endeavor, particularly in the economic, educational, communication and social fields.


The release further recalled that the wisdom of the Unification Policy has found expression in the national fabric, through the representation of all sections of the country in the Legislature and every other branch of government thereby prompting conditions of peace, unity and reconciliation in the country.


According to the Proclamation, the Government of Liberia adheres to the principles of justice, fair-play and equal opportunities for all regardless of tribe or clan, section, creed or economic status so that Liberians might be united in a consolidated whole.