President William V.S Tubman
REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
MONROVIA, LIBERIA

Press Release
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.

Signed:
Horatio Bobby Willie

Assistant Minister/Public Affairs

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