Bishop Brown proposes a monument for the bicentenary


The Liberia Council of Churches has proposed to the government to build a huge monument to commemorate the celebration of the bicentenary of the return of freed slaves to Liberia.

LCC President Bishop Kortu Brown, who is overseer of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, said he made the proposal to President George Weah during a recent meeting with church leaders at the Congo Ministry Complex. Town.

Addressing a press conference in Brewerville, outside Monrovia over the weekend, Bishop Brown revealed that the 18and President William VS Tubman, built the Centennial Pavilion so that all Liberians could enjoy the anniversary of the return of freed slaves in 1822.

Bishop Brown emphasized that similarly, a monument will benefit all citizens, regardless of their socio-economic and political background, for a number of years, just as the Centennial Pavilion currently serves the people of Liberia.

He called on Liberians to come forward on February 14 to participate in the celebration of the bicentenary of the return of freed slaves by reflecting on where the country came from to prepare for a positive direction.

He stressed the need for the government to broaden participation so that people from the spectrum of Liberian society can be part of the bicentenary celebration.

Bishop Brown has warned Liberians not to view the celebration of the bicentenary of the return of slaves to Liberia as a frenzy by the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change to gain notoriety, as it requires the full involvement of Liberian citizens. Alternative National Congress, Unity Party, Liberty Party and all other political parties in the country.

He called on people of other faiths, including Muslims, to be part of the celebration so that the Liberian people own the holiday.

The Christian community has already started the celebration by offering prayers for the nation and rehearsing over 600 members of the centenary mass choir, followed by a parade from Monrovia City Hall for a special worship service at the executive mansion on Sunday, February 13, 2022. , purposely praying for the state and its people. / Editing by Jonathan Browne


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