Rep. Naquetta Ricks, others visit Speaker Chambers
Since the Liberian Leader President George Manneh Weah announced the celebration of the bicentennial (200 years) marking the arrival of freed slaves from America, there has been influx of Liberians and other black Africans of different nationalities from across the world to Liberia.
As evidence of the above statement, House Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers received as guests Rep. Naquetta Ricks, a Liberian-American politician, businesswoman, and accountant serving as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives from the 40th district, Rep. Jennifer Bacon, Representative District#7 Colorado, and Also the Famous American actor John Allen Amos Jr.
They’re currently in Liberia for the celebration of the Bicentennial.
Speaker Chambers on behalf of the Honorable House of Representatives welcomed and thanked the delegation for the visit and said Liberia is safe.
A post from the Facebook page of the American Embassy reads, “Famous American actor John Amos, known for his role, among many others, as Cleo McDowell in Coming to America, couldn’t hold back his emotions as he remembered his experience of first coming to Liberia.
According to the post, John Amos first visit to Liberia was in 1971 when he and musical band performers honored the inauguration of Liberia’s 20th president William Richard Tolbert Jr.
The Facebook page quoted Mr. Amos as saying, “Palm butter and Cassava leaf”, he said, continue to be his favorite Liberian food.
“Mr. Amos visited the U.S. Embassy seven days shy of his 82nd birthday. He is in Liberia to help commemorate the bicentennial”, the Embassy said on its official Facebook Page, it continues, “What an honor to meet such a distinguished guest!”
Observers believe that the celebration of the bicentennial is a window for Liberia to present an appealing case for tourism and invest opportunities to the rest of the World with its unique history.