The Liberia Council of Churches has proposed to government to construct a huge monument to memorialize the celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of the return of freed slaves to Liberia.
The LCC President, Bishop Kortu Brown, who is Overseer of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, said he made the proposal to President George Weah during a recent meeting with Church leaders at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town.
Addressing a news conference in Brewerville, outside Monrovia over the weekend, Bishop Brown disclosed that Liberia’s 18th President William V. S. Tubman, constructed the Centennial Pavilion so that all Liberians can benefit from the anniversary of the return of freed slaves in 1822.
Bishop Brown pointed out that similarly, a monument will benefit all citizens regardless of socio-economic and political backgrounds for a number of years to come just as the Centennial Pavilion is serving the Liberian populace now.
He appealed to Liberians to turn out on February 14, to participate in the celebration of the bicentennial of the return of freed slaves by reflecting from whence the country has come to prepare for a positive direction.
He stressed a need for the government to broaden the participation so that people from the spectrum of Liberian society can form a part of the bicentennial celebration
Bishop Brown cautioned Liberians not to see the bicentennial celebration of the return of slaves to Liberia as a spree by the governing Coalition for Democratic Change to gain fame because it requires the full involvement of citizens from the Alternative National Congress, the Unity Party, the Liberty Party and all other political parties in the country.
He called on people of other faiths, including Moslems to form part of the celebration so the Liberian people will take ownership of the festivity.
The Christian community has already begun the celebration by offering prayers for the nation and rehearsal over 600-member centennial mass choir to be followed by a parade from the Monrovia City Hall for a special worship service at the Executive Mansion on Sunday, February 13, 2022, purposely to pray for the state and its people.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/bishop-kortu-brown-oppositions-absence-at-bicentennial-kick-off-bothers-lcc/ Editing by Jonathan Browne