This Cultural Village, which lies on a 10-acre land space, used to be an epicenter for the promotion of positive Liberian cultural values from the late 1970s to the 1980s [up to the outbreak of the Liberian Civil War]. Now, the facilities in this Cultural Village are in ruins while buildings that housed the performing theatre, residential quarters and traditional schools are all covered with huge vegetation. The looting and destruction associated with our decade and the half Civil War did not spare the facilities. Shamefully, we looted and destroyed our own pride!!
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Amidst competing and urgent National Priorities with a limited Fiscal Budget due to low revenue inflows, efforts are being made by the Government of Liberia through the Information Ministry, the custodian of the village, under the stewardship of outgoing Minister and big brother Lewis G. Brown, II, to restore this Cultural Village.
“All necessary documents for evaluating the two bidders for the renovation of the second cultural village at Behsao, in Bomi County have been turned over to the Evaluation Panel for evaluation report and the Ministry awaits approved procurement addendum plan from the Public Procurement Concession Commission,” said the outgoing Minister Brown as he was quoted by news outlet, Front Page Africa.
Certainly, we need to have this Cultural Village restored as soon as possible to promote our rich Liberian cultural values which are gradually being eroded among the youngsters. Courtesy: Ansu Konneh