Dr. McIntosh, who is also the foreign minister of Liberia, gave no details of those invited to attend the ceremony, but he noted that the invitees included heads of state and government or their proxies and special friends of the president and the government of Liberia.
According to Dr. McIntosh, inaugural activities of will begin on Saturday, January 14, 2012 with a series of sporting activities at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium(ATS), followed by an intercessory and thanksgiving program at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion on the Ashmun Street on January 15.
Following the end of the intercessory program, Dr. McIntosh said, the entire presidential entourage would proceed to the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia, where Liberia will engage Nigeria in a friendly soccer encounter.
On Monday, January 16, 2011, the inaugural ceremonies will begin at about 10:00 am and will end 3:00 prompt. Minister McIntosh is therefore calling on all Liberians across the fifteen counties to participate fully in the inaugural ceremonies.
Already, the City of Monrovia has witnessed increased waste collection in recent weeks, with several thousand students seen in various communities cleaning up garbage and other dumpsites to give the city a facelift.
Though not confirmed, this paper has received reports that government has already put tight security measures in place to protection the guests and the Liberian people during the after the ceremonies.
There are mounting speculations that CDC might attempt to carry out its reported planned disruption of the inauguration.
CDC lost both the regular and runoff presidential elections held in October and November last year but has refused to accept the results. This is even though the election commission and hundreds of independent observer institutions acclaimed the process free, fair, and fair and transparent.
In December last year, the Supreme Court of Liberia determined, after more than a month of investigation, that the outcomes of the presidential elections were admissible into law because CDC failed to prove the “mass irregularities” it claimed in its petition.