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Koijee stresses collective efforts in maintaining peace

By Lewis S. Teh

Monrovia City Mayor and ruling Coalition for Democratic Change Secretary General Jefferson T. Koijee has called for a well-concerted effort from every citizen across the country in maintaining the peace of Liberia.

“If You don’t see me as the person you imagine to be, that’s your right, but please let us join hands in maintaining the peace of this country,” said Mr. Koijee Thursday, 16 February 2023.

Speaking on Providence Island during the 44th Monrovia Day celebration, he said the 20 years of lasting peace being enjoyed in the country is far bigger than any political party or individual.

“We can all disagree, but one thing we shouldn’t do is jeopardize the peace that we currently experiencing,” said Mayor Koijee.

February 16 of every year is celebrated as Monrovia Day, following its passage into law by the Legislature in 1976 during the late Williams V.S. Tubman era.

Giving his address to members of the City Council, Mayor Koijee said it’s incumbent upon every citizen to uphold the peace, noting that no country experiences development without peace.

In remarks, the head of the national chiefs and elders Council of Liberia, Chief Zanzan Karwor termed the celebration as a great process that will inform citizens on issues about Monrovia.

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“We want to thank Mayor Koijee and the MCC (Monrovia City Corporation) family for giving our city a decent face-lift as we gear towards the conduct of the presidential and legislative elections. Let us be reminded that Liberia is all we have,” Chief Karwor said.

He called on every well-meaning Liberian, starting with the students, to get involved in cleaning up Monrovia.

“The cleanliness of any country doesn’t rely on one man’s shoulders, but it requires the collective efforts of citizens of that country,” the Liberian Chief Zoe added.

The Monrovia Day celebration brought together scores of officials from national government, student groupings, civil society actors, and religious leaders, among others.

The 44th celebration was held under the theme: Peace In Diversity, a Monrovia For All.

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The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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