MONROVIA-The minister of  State for presidential Affairs and Coordinator  of the Steering  Committee of the bicentennial  celebration Mr. Nathaniel McGill  has said that  Liberia belongs to all Liberians irrespective of one’s political affiliation.

Liberia is expected to celebrate  a bicentennial  celebration  next year.  Two hundred years ago, a group of  settlers arrived in Liberia from the United States of America and later declared independent.  This historic event,  places Liberia and America in  a special  relation.

The event   will be celebrated throughout 2022 from January 7 to December 10, 2022, with the official opening ceremony taking place on February 14, 2022. Liberia was founded in 1822 by free people of African descent from the United States of America.

The  coordinator said  the celebration aims to  bring Liberians from the diaspora and at home more closer so as to be able to effect positive changes in  the country.

Minister McGill said the  theme is “Liberia: The Land of Return – Commemorating 200 Years of Freedom and Pan-African Leadership” while the slogan is “The Lone Star Forever, Stronger Together.”.

He called on all Liberians to take the celebration as a way to  express a sense of  oneness.

According to him, this is not a time  of division, rather, a time of uniting both at home and abroad.

“We are  all  part of this place. Be it opposition or what,  Liberia belongs to all  Liberians and it is about time for us to come to celebrate  this bicentennial celebration.

By the authority vested in me,  as the coordinator, through his excellency,  the president of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. George Manneh Weah,  I officially  hereby launch this bicentennial  celebration,” he said.

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