The leadership of the Liberian Swedish Association, LSA has invited Eddie Jarwolo to attend and speak at the LSA's 2023 celebration of Liberia's 176 Independence Day in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mr. Jarwolo was invited to speak on critical national issues in Liberia, especially regarding the presidential and legislative elections to Liberians in Sweden and the roles of his institutions, mainly on political accountability.
Eddie is the Executive Director of Naymote Partners for Democratic Development in the Republic of Liberia. The institution was established in 2001 to advance the principles of good democratic governance, rule of law and political accountability, etc.
While in Sweden Eddie will deliver the keynote address at the LSA Independence Day Ball Event on Saturday, the 22nd of July. It is planned that he will speak on the importance of advancing democracy and the rule of law principles for national development, peace, and security in Liberia. He will also share his institution’s (Naymote) works in promoting political accountability, and preparation, and their perspective on the 2023 presidential and legislative elections and the role of diaspora Liberians in mitigating electoral violence and promoting peace.
Other key highlights of the upcoming event will include live performances by some trending Liberian musical artists, (as depicted in the photos, from left to right) Teddyride, Stunna, Kobazzie, and Slim Nick
According to the planning committee, the festivity is scheduled for three days, starting on the 21st through to the 23rd of July in Stockholm. It will include activities geared toward bringing Liberians together to celebrate and enjoy Liberia's unique culture and social events. Although Liberia Independence Day is July 26th. However, July 26th of this year falls on a hectic weekday (Wednesday), so it was decided to host this year's festivity on the abovementioned dates to enable Liberians and others to attend. Details for the festivity are as follows:
DAY 1: Friday, the 21st of July
Meet and Greet - An all-night party consisting of live performances, music and dancing to kick off the festivity. Music will be provided by DJ Junior, one of Stockholm's finest DJs. Address: Månskävägen 10B, Kungens Kurva, Stockholm, from 22:00 to 04:00.
DAY 2: Saturday, the 22nd of July
Sporting Activities - A football match will be held between the LSA and Cameroonian communities in Sweden. The LSA women and girls wing will play a kickball match. Address: Hägerstensågen BP, Personnevägen 35, Hägersten from 14:00 to 18:00.
Independence Day Ball/Party - later in the evening - A brief conference and ceremony to address trending issues in the LSA community and Liberia will be held; followed by an all-night party - consisting of live performances, partying - music and dancing to Afrobeat, Amapiano, trending Liberian music, etc. DJ Junior will once again grace the occasion. Address: Månskävägen 10B, Kungens Kurva, Stockholm, from 22:00 to 04:00.
DAY 3: Sunday, the 23rd of July.
Barbeque/BBQ and Kids Event - This event will include BBQ/grilling, games (checker/draughts, Lulu, cards, and more), KIDS activities, etc. The planning committee urged everyone to bring food and promised to provide charcoal and gifts for the kids. Address: Varby Gård Strand, Stockholm, starting at 14:00.
The LSA leadership and planning committee encouraged everyone to join in and honor Liberia’s Independence and the freedoms that come with it. And, to help the LSA promote the Liberian culture and heritage in Sweden and subsequently uplift and uphold its presence in Sweden.