MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
For Immediate Release
President Tubman’s Birth Anniversary Declared A National Holiday
(MONROVIA, NOVEMBER 27, 2013): The President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation,declared Friday, November 29, 2013 as the 118th Birth Anniversary of President William V.S. Tubman, and is to be observed as a NATIONAL HOLIDAY throughout Liberia.
The Proclamation is in consonance with an Act enacted by the 42nd National Legislature at its 3rd Session declaring November 29 of each year as the birth Anniversary of Liberia’s 18TH President, William V.S. Tubman and to be celebrated as a National Holiday.
This observance is in recognition of President Tubman’s productive and meaningful services and policies including the Open Door Policy, the National Unification and Integration Policy, the granting of suffrage to Women as well as the policies on the all socio-economic development nationwide, and his contribution to the emancipation of African colonial territories into statehood.
The Proclamation recalls the numerous contribution and profound changes and lasting accomplishments made by President William V.S. Tubman during his Administration, adding, the Liberian citizens in appreciation of his remarkable leadership petitioned and requested the Legislature of Liberia to issue a permanent record of their sentiments in honor of his birth for posterity.
The Proclamation has further ordered all Government Offices, Business Houses and market places to be closed during the observance from six O’ clock ante meridian to six O’ clock post meridian.
Horatio Bobby Willie
Assistant Minister/Public Affairs