Liberian Musicians To Show Talents
-Ambassador Juli Endee Raps
By John L. Momoh
“The pro-poor agenda policy of President George Weah means taking poor people to the middle class, something that we at the Crusaders for Peace have begun transforming into music and special styles of dancing,”
The Executive Director of the Crusaders for Peace Group, Madam Juli Endee made the revelation when she addressed the Ministry of Information regular Thursday press briefing on activities lined up to mark the 171st Independence Day anniversary at the Information Ministry yesterday, noting that Liberia is truly getting better.Explaining further, Madam Endee said the July 26thIndependence Day spirit has gripped her group, as guests to attend the ‘Golden Image Award’ programs to take place at the Monrovia City Hall have already arrived into the country.
Madam Endee noted that few Independent journalists from Europe and Africa as well as from the DSTV and Al-jazeeraTV are already in the Country to cover the programs.
“Thursday’s thanksgiving night will be watched live on local TVs and international TVs around the world,” she said.
She also spoke about the need to show case Liberian musician and artists talents, adding that among a galaxy of local misicuan artists invited include Takun-J, ‘Country Giant’, Lucky Dorley, and Pee-Cee Jay as well as a host of comedians.
Madam Endee noted that they have engaged 7 bands and musical groups, 15 cultural troops and 7 comedians, while intimating to the press that when interviewed some guests have expressed delight, thanks and appreciation for the lavish hospitality of the Liberian people, that Liberia is good and without women there will be no Liberia.
“I feel humbled to express appreciation to His Excellency President Weah for his support tom our group so far and to Ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf whose image is exhibited on the ‘Golden Image Award’.
According to Madam Endee in another press interview, she said international Golden Image Award prizes will be given in the categories of achievements in education, health and sanitation, statesmanship and development among others.
Introducing the press briefing earlier, the Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs Hon. Eugene Lamin Fahngon stated that it will not be expedient for government to roll out the already completed Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity document as attention is now focused on the Independence Anniversary celebrations.
He used the occasion to thank President Weah for his policy statement regarding the exchange rate especially the government pumping into the Central bank US$25Million to mop up the excess liquidity in the system needed to lower the exchange rate.
Minister Fahngon however warned money changers in the country to obtain licensee before embarking on changing money, adding that anyone changing money behind shops and other places without license will be jailed, as Central Bank agents will be passing around to monitor compliance.