President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Wednesday, May 14, as National Unification Day to be observed throughout the Republic as a National Holiday.
The Proclamation further orders all public buildings and business houses closed during the observance for 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The observance is in consonance with an Act of Legislation enacted in 1960, declaring the May 14 of each year as a National Unification Day of Liberia.
A release issued Monday, May 12, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recounted that since the Unification and Integration Policy became an integrated part of the National Development Plan, the Nation has seen marked progress and improvement in all spheres of national endeavor, particularly in the economic, educational, communication and social fields.
Yesterday’s Proclamation also recalled 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 prompting conditions of peace and unity in the country.
According to the Proclamation, the government adheres to the principles of justice, fair-play and equal opportunities for all regardless of tribe or clan, section, creed or economic status so that Liberians might be united in a consolidated whole.