Monday Is National Unification Day

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President George Weah has by proclamation declared Monday, May 14, as “National Unification Day” to be observed throughout the country as a national holiday.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Legislature, realizing the benefits to be accrued from the Unification and Integration Policy passed an Act in 1960, declaring May 14 of each year as National Unification Day throughout the country. President Weah, in a proclamation issued last night, noted that the government adheres to the principles of justice, equality, fair play and equal opportunities for all, regardless of tribe or clan, section, creed, religion or economic status so that Liberians might be united in a consolidated whole. Weah indicated that because of this national aspiration, a unification and integration program was enunciated and pursued.

President Weah stressed that since the Unification and Integration Policy became a cogent part of the National Development Plan, the people of Liberia have seen marked progress and improvement in all spheres of national endeavor, particularly in the economic, educational, communication and social fields.
He noted that being mindful of the years of civil strife and its harmful impact on the people of Liberia, it becomes imperative that all Liberians embrace the noble ideals enshrined in the Unification Act to promote unity and peace among all Liberians.

President Weah, in the proclamation, notes that the wisdom of the Unification Policy has found expression in the national fabric through the representation of all sections of the country in the Legislature and every other branch of government, thereby promoting conditions for peace and unity.

“Whereas, the government of Liberia adheres to the principles of justice, fair play and equal opportunities for all, regardless of tribe or clan, section, creed, religion or economic status so that Liberians might be united in a consolidated whole; and,

“Whereas, as a result of this national aspiration, a unification and Integration Program was enunciated and persued in the country; Whereas, the Legislature, realizing the benefits to be accrued from the Unification and Integration Policy did pass an Act in 1960, declaring the May 14 of each year as National Unification Day;

“Whereas, since the Unification and Integration Policy become a cogent part of the National Development Plan, the people of Liberia have seen marked progress and improvement in all spheres of national endeavor., particularly in the economic, educational, communication and social fields;

“Whereas, being mindful of the years of civil strife in the country and its harmful impacts on the people of Liberia, it becomes imperative that all Liberians embrace the noble ideals enshrined in the Unification Act to promote unity and peace among all Liberians;

“Whereas, the wisdom of the Unification Policy has found expression in the national fabric through the representation of all sections of the country in the legislature and every other branch of government, thereby promoting conditions of peace and unity;

“Now, therefore, I, George Weah, President of Liberia, by virtue of the authority in me vested, do hereby declare and proclaim Monday, May 14, 2018, as “National Unification Day” to be observed throughout the territorial confines of the county.

“Furthermore, I do and direct that appropriate programs be organized to celebrate the day.” the proclamation concluded.

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