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Civil Peace Service (CPS) marks Int’l Day of Peace in Liberia today

Jos Garneo Cephas Sr.
The Executive Director of New African Research Development Agency (NARDA) and Coordinator of CPS in Liberia, Lancedell Matthew and the Program Support Advisor for the Center for Justice and Peace Studies, Wpadi Rzepka.
The Executive Director of New African Research Development Agency (NARDA) and Coordinator of CPS in Liberia, Lancedell Matthew and the Program Support Advisor for the Center for Justice and Peace Studies, Wpadi Rzepka.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - Liberia is jointly celebrating globally along with other countries in observance of International Day of Peace today Saturday, September 20, 2019 as part of the global community to promote and sustaining the peace.

The Day is observed on Saturday, September 21 each year as part of efforts by the global community to promote under the global theme, ‘Action for Peace’.

As part of activities marking the day celebration, Civil Peace Service (CPS), an international organization, made of more than 68 organizations dedicated to building world Peace through organizations across several countries including Liberia, are celebrating the day in Liberia.

The Executive Director of New African Research Development Agency (NARDA) and Coordinator of CPS in Liberia, Lancedell Matthew, said this year’s celebration today is taking place in five counties including Grand Bassa, Nimba and Montserrado among others through CPS partners.

Other local organizations including Camp for Peace, is holding a day long symposium with at least 30 youth organizations from across Montserrado County are also celebrating under the sub-theme, ‘Enhancing Collective Action for the Sustainability of Liberia’s Peace’.  

According to Mr. Matthews, “CPS is dedicated and working for People, Planet and Peace and has worked and celebrated 10-year of Peace, since 2009 in Liberia. We remain dedicated to managing and sustaining peace as we call on the Liberian Government to consider the prompt completion of its Decentralization Program for the inclusion of ordinary Liberian citizens to enhance services to ease the tension”.

For his part, the Program Support Advisor for the Center for Justice and Peace Studies, Wpadi Rzepka, said: “My organization lauds many Liberian families for the unique understanding in achieving many goals including education, and financial support for their children and themselves”.

Mr. Rzepka, also mentioned that by working along with Government they have completed the issuance of Birth Certificates to about 25,000 Liberian children in accordance with ‘Article-7, of the Rights of Children to have access to service.

 


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