Foreign Ministry Announces Remaining Activities For AU’s Golden Jubilee Observance

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released the official remaining activities marking Liberia’s observance of the Golden Jubilee of the formation of the Organization of African Unity/Africa Union (OAU/AU).

Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan who performed the Official Lighting of the Torch of the AU’s 50th Anniversary earlier this week announced that the Liberian Government has organized several events including, but not limited to sports, intellectual debates, public information campaigns and an official indoor program on May 25th, 2013, which is traditionally observed as “African Liberation Day”.

A Foreign Ministry release outlines the program to include Lecture Series and an Inter-University Debate scheduled for Monday, May 20 and Thursday, May 23, 2013 respectively, to take place in the auditorium of the William V.S. Tubman High School on 12th Street in Sinkor.

According to the schedule, an all-day Lecture Series involving several speakers, including last year’s Independence Day Orator, Dr. Elwood Dunn, Veteran Lecturer of the University of Liberia and Ambassador-At-Large Alhaji G.V. Kromah, renowned constitutional lawyer, Cllr. Pearl Brown-Bull, former Information Minister and Historian Rev. Z. Emmanuel Browier and Liberia’s Retired Ambassador Carlton A. Karpeh will be held on Monday – at the W.V.S. Tubman High Auditorium on 12th Street, Sinkor.

The activities continue on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the same venue with an Inter-University Debate involving the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), the Cuttington University (CU), the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University (AMEUZ), the United Methodist University (UMU) and the Stella Marie Polytechnic.

On ‘African Liberation Day, itself’ which falls on Saturday, May 25, 2013, programs of the day are being organized by relevant government agencies to mark the occasion.

The planned activities are in line with the AU’s Assembly’s mandate that as part of the Golden Jubilee Observance, member states, including Liberia and other regional economic communities, are encouraged to organize various events in close coordination with the AU Commission in order to enhance the awareness of a new generation of Africans about the ideas of Pan Africanism and African Renaissance which coincidentally is the theme for this year’s.