Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Happy 26th!

Today is Liberia's 159th Founders' Day, or Independence Day, or National Day, depending on who you ask. Asked what percentage of men would be drinking today, one middle-aged Liberian colleague said, "At least 85." Sounds like the 4th of July in the USA. The big deal on this particular day is that President Johnson-Sirleaf is going to throw the switch on the municipal electricity system, in a cermony featuring heads of state from neighboring countries. USAID has funded the installation of billboards that show the streetlight system, with messages like "YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK".


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