Liberia: Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, U.S. Government, World Monument Fund …

liberia ministry of information cultural affairs and tourism u s government world monument fund to sign pact for the preservation of liberias historical island

Monrovia — The Government of Liberia, represented by the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, will on Friday April 30, 2021 enter into an agreement with the U.S. Government, through its embassy accredited near Monrovia, and the World Monument Fund for the development and preservation of the Providence Island.

The ceremony marking the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding amongst the parties is expected to take place at 3pm and will be graced by senior government officials, including His Excellency President George M. Weah, U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy, WMF’s Representative Stephen Battle, and other dignitaries.

The agreement will pave the way for funding to be provided by the American government through the World Monument Fund for the transformation of the historic site into a major destination for international tourism and cultural preservation.

A delegation from the WMF, along with the University of Virginia’s in the U.S., has arrived in the country, and will be on hand to consumate the deal. The University of Liberia is also expected to be a part of the historic event.

The program will include cultural performances, an official touring of the Island by President Weah, Amb…

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