MONROVIA, July 27 (LINA) – As Liberians observe the country’s 173rd anniversary, President Dr. George Manneh Weah has extended his sincere gratitude and best wishes to the people of Liberia for a happy Independence Day celebration.
« On behalf of the First Lady of the Republic of Liberia, Madam Clar Marie Weah, the Government of the Republic of Liberia and in my own name, I extend heartfelt compliments and wish all Liberians at home and in the Diaspora a Happy Independence Day, » President Weah said in a message marking the day.
Liberia, which means » Land of the Free », is the first nation on the African Continent to gain its independence on July 26, 1847.
According to the Executive mansion statement, President Weah seized the occasion to urge all Liberians to use this historic day to strengthen the bonds of unity and forge ahead, and to consolidate the gains they have made together as one people over the past 173 years since the nation became the first Independent Republic in Africa.
« I also beseech all citizens of faith, including Christians, Muslims, traditionalists, etc. to offer prayers and kneel in supplication to God for peace, prosperity and happiness for the nation, particularly in these difficult times of a global pandemic, » the message stated.
Pres. Weah observed that Liberians are a strong and determined people in tackling the odds facing the nation.
He added that with resilience and the blessings of the Almighty God, they all will overcome all trials and tribulations besetting the country and see even better days ahead.
« Let us glean strength from the words of our National Anthem, » Pres. Weah noted.