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It was a party-blast in Stockholm as LSA hosted event.

Updated: Feb 23

The Liberian Swedish Association, LSA, proudly hosted the Liberia 172 Independence Day celebration in Stockholm, Sweden on August 10 - 11, under the esteemed leadership of Mr. David Ford and his dedicated team of officials. This momentous event brought together Liberians, supporters, and well-wishers of LSA from across Sweden, Norway, Finland, and beyond, to commemorate this significant occasion.

The festivities commenced on Saturday, August 10, 2019, with an afternoon of mingling and sporting activities at Hägerstensåsens BP in Stockholm. A highlight of the day was the spirited participation of Liberian ladies in a thrilling game of Kickball, a beloved local sport. Following this, the LSA football team, led by President Mr. Ford, engaged in a friendly match against their Sierra Leonean counterparts, emerging victorious with a 4-2 score.

As night descended, the celebration continued with a spectacular ceremony and party held at Subtopia in Alby, Norsborg, from 22:00 to 04:00 A.M. Master Queen, a renowned Liberian radio presenter and talk show host, alongside Kinderick Thompson, an esteemed Liberian entertainer residing in Sweden, charmed the audience as MCs for the night. DJ Junior of Stockholm and DJ Sporting of Umeå city kept the energy high with pulsating music across two dance floors. The evening was further elevated by electrifying live performances by Moshedee, Kinderick Thompson, and the talented LSA kids dance group, while designer Mel showcased his exquisite African clothing designs. Attendees lauded the event as one of the most captivating African parties ever hosted in Stockholm.

Addressing the gathering, former president of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), Kingston Wleh, passionately advocated for the establishment of a Liberian embassy in Sweden. He underscored the importance of such an embassy in providing essential services to Liberians residing in Sweden and Scandinavia, easing their access to vital resources currently obtained through the Liberian embassy in Germany. Mr. Mayango Arku, EFLA's newly-elected president, echoed the call for unity among Liberians in Sweden, emphasizing forgiveness and reconciliation as crucial steps towards fostering a united community for the betterment of Liberia. Additional speakers, including EFLA secretary-general Mr. Francis Mensah and Mr. David Ford, expressed gratitude to all who contributed to the success of the event.

The festivities drew to a close on Sunday, August 11, 2019, with a memorable barbecue and after-party at Fittja äng, despite the rainy weather. Despite the rain, record numbers of Liberians, Sierra Leoneans, and others gathered to conclude the two days of jubilation and camaraderie.

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