Liberia’s former Ambassador to the United States of America, Charles A. Minor, is this year’s Independence Day orator, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.
Amb. Minor is the Chairman of the Board of Tax Appeals.
He is the son of the late Methodist Pastor and Mrs. E.B. Minor of Greenville, Sinoe County.
He served as the Human Resource and Management Development Director of the African Management Services Company (AMSCO) in The Netherlands, where he spent 10 years.
The theme of this year’s Independence Day is “Celebrating Our Community as A Strong Foundation for Accelerated Development.”
As part of the 168th anniversary, the Golden Image Awards and Dinner will be held at the Monrovia, City Hall on Thursday, July 16, at 6 p.m.
The following day, Friday, at 4 p.m. is the Investiture Ceremony, which will be held in the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It will be followed by a reception for the honorees hosted by President Sirleaf.
On Friday July 24, a Thanksgiving and Intercessory Prayer will be held by the Islamic Community and will be coordinated by the National Muslim Council of Liberia in Greenville, Sinoe.
The Liberia Council of Churches will on Sunday, July 26, host a Thanksgiving and Intercessory Service in the Barclayville City Hall in Grand Kru County.
The guest preacher for the Sunday service is expected to be Reverend Foday E. Karpeh, founder and president of the OASIS and senior pastor, Life Center Church.