SPOTLIGHT: Liberia to Celebrate World Tourism Day @ Providence Island
The Government of Liberia will reopen Providence Island on September 27th which is marked as the World Tourism Day. The island was formerly known as Dozoa, is located approximately 500 -600 meters away from the bar mouth of the Atlantic Ocean. The Island has both hydrological and geophysical characteristics that define the western fling of the Mesurado or Doo River. The island has sparsely distributed mangrove swamps at its south-eastern end. Providence Island, from an aerial view present a geophysical shape of a guitar with a land mass of 11.22 acres surrounded by the Mesurado River and Stockton creek
Providence Island is a former trade post and the first arrival point of freed American Slaves. The site is characterized by a cement pillar and concrete floor believed to be the `first Concrete work in the history of the country, an ancient water well and an old landing docking platform for incoming canoes and ships. The rusted heavy steel bar of the dock are partly buried into the Mesurado river today. In addition to these elements, is the oldest cotton tree, (250) years according to history of the State.
The President of Liberia H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah will be at the event. Come out and enjoy a day of Cultural Performances, Fashion, Entertainment, Food, Arts & Culture, Caneo Racing and Much More.
Organizer: The Ministry Of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism