Pres. Weah to Attend Peace Festival
-To Mark 15 Years of Liberia’s Peace
The Crusaders for Peace (CFP), a Liberian musical and cultural group headed by Liberia’s cultural Ambassador Madam Juli Endee has disclosed to journalists over the weekend that President George Manneh Weah has been invited to attend a cultural and musical jamboree to mark Liberia’s 15-years of uninterrupted Peace code-named Kukartonon in Bhuchanan city that took place on Saturday.The organizers, the CFP, said it will be expected to set Buchanan city aglow through brilliant cultural and musical performances that brought together cultural, peace and music lovers from Monrovia and across Liberia.
According to Madam Endee, the cultural Festival and Jamboree in Buchanan was to commemorate the anniversary of the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement that brought lasting peace to Liberia after more than a decade of brutal war, and to demonstrate to all Liberians that peace is far better than war and peace is what we all want.
“It is in this regards that in collaboration with the Government of Liberia and the peace loving people of Liberia, the Crusaders for Peace and its partners chose the historic Buchanan city to celebrate this 15 years of uninterrupted peace that we are all striving to protect under the canopy of the ‘Kukatornon Peace Festival’,” she said.
Liberia’s Cultural Ambassador said among those who were invited to grace the occasion hosted by the Liberia Crusaders for Peace are His Excellency President George Manneh Weah and First Lady Mrs. Clar Marie Weah, members of the National Legislature and the Liberian Judiciary.
Others are the present and former officials of Government, the head of the USAID and the United Nations Mission in Liberia, the U.S Ambassador to Liberia, members of the diplomatic corps including the Swedish Ambassador to Liberia, ECOWAS and the African Union representatives.
Others invited to grace the occasion were leaders of political parties, the Grand Bassa County Legislative caucus, Grand Bassa County Superintendent and Buchanan city mayor, Liberia’s Peace ambassador, the Carter Center and the Mano River Women from mSierra Leone, Guinea and the Ivory Coast as well as traditional leaders and chiefs and religious leaders, women and youth groups, the media, among others.
Speaking further, Madam Endee who also serves as director of the Crusaders for Peace added that programs to commemorate 15 years of uninterrupted peace in Liberia began on Wednesday last week with a a non-denominational Christian tthanksgiving worship service at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with the sermon expected to be given by Rev. Chris Toe of the Liberia Council of Churches and Senior Pastor Isaac S. Dowah of the Lutheran church.
She said on Thursday the crusaders celebration was done by the Muslim worship service at the Benson street Mosque on Benson street with Imam Ali Krayee and other Imams rendering thanksgiving prayers for 15 years of Liberia’s uninterrupted peace.
Asked about the significance of the occasion, the Liberia Crusaders for Peace leader said the significance of peace in all that we do cannot be taken lightly as peace is the platform on which national development and durable democracy can be built.
She noted that the occasion will serve to remind Liberians and foreign residents of the need for all including foreigners and citizens to embrace and protect the peace that we are enjoying today, and to thank God and pay homage to all those who worked day and night to bring lasting peace to Liberia.