The President George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Tuesday, May 14, 2019 as “National Unification Day” and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a National Holiday.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the observance of the Day is in consonance with an Act of National Legislature, which was passed into law in 1960, declaring the 14thof May each year as “National Unification Day” to be celebrated as a National Holiday in Liberia.
Accordingly, the Proclamation orders and directs that appropriate programs be organized to mark the celebration.
The release stressed that the wisdom of the Unification Policy has found expression in the national fabric through the representation of all sections of the country including the Legislature and other branches of government thereby promoting conditions of peace and unity in the country.
The Proclamation also indicated that since the Unification and Integration Policy became a cogent part of the National Development Plan, the people of Liberia have seen marked progress and improvement in all spheres of national endeavors, particularly in the economic, educational, communication and social fields.
The release further recounted that being mindful of the years of civil strife in the country and its harmful impacts on the people of Liberia; it becomes imperative that all Liberians embrace the noble ideals enshrined in the Unification Act to promote unity and peace among all Liberians.
The Proclamation also reiterated that Liberia’s adherence to the principles of justice, equality, fair play and equal opportunities for all, regardless of tribe or clan, section, creed, religion or economic status so that Liberians might be united in a consolidated whole.-Press release