Liberia President, George Weah
The Republic of Liberia has announced events lined up for the commemoration of the two-hundedth anniversary of the freedom of African descendants and Pan-African Leadership.
Mr Ledgerhood Rennie, Liberia’s Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism disclosed this in statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.
According to Rennie, the announcement of the bicentennial event was made at an event to launch the theme, slogan of the anniversary, and the finalisation of the logo in Monrovia.
Rennie who is also Chairman of the bicentennial steering committee said that the event would be celebrated throughout 2022, from Jan. 7 to Dec. 10 with the official opening ceremony to be held on Feb. 14, 2022.
According to him, the theme and slogan are designed to support the objectives of the celebration, which are to commemorate Liberia’s rich cultural heritage, the abundant tourism and investment opportunities, and to reunite and reconnect African Americans in the U.S and other blacks in the diaspora with their cultural identity in Liberia.
Rennie said that a key objective of the bicentennial celebration “is to strengthen the rich historic relationship between the United States and Liberia dating back to the 1800s” when Liberia was established.