In an official statement, the National Steering Committee for the inauguration of President-elect Joseph Nyuma Boakai and Vice President-elect Jeremiah Kpan Koung has confirmed that the swearing-in ceremony will take place on January 22, 2024, at the Capitol Building, symbolizing the heart of Liberia’s National Legislature.
To engage the public in the historic event, a series of pre-inauguration events have been scheduled. The Sub-Committee on Media and Communications revealed that a prayer service at the Benson Street Mosque is set for Friday, January 19. The following day, a Youth Concert will celebrate Liberia’s vibrant young population, and on Sunday, January 21, an intercessory service at the Effort Baptist Church in Paynesville will seek divine blessings for the incoming administration.
The pinnacle of the festivities will be the inauguration ceremony on January 22, followed by a presidential luncheon at a venue yet to be disclosed. Additional details and events leading up to the inauguration will be disclosed to the public in the coming days.
The Committee assures the public that security, logistics, and protocols for the inauguration are in the final stages of preparation. Various committees are collaborating to ensure a seamless and secure event.
In a related development, the National Inaugural Steering Committee will hold its inaugural press conference on Thursday, December 21, at the Ministry of Information. Madam Miatta Fahnbulleh, the National Chairperson of the Inaugural Committee, will lead a team of committee chairpersons to provide updates on the progress made so far. Media representatives are expected to be present at 10:30 a.m.
The Committee expresses gratitude for the voluntary contributions of Liberians, including those engaged in massive cleanup exercises in Monrovia, ensuring the successful hosting of the inauguration event. They look forward to continued support and participation from the public in the days leading up to this significant moment in Liberia’s democratic journey.