A onetime Deputy Minister for Public Affairs at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism, Mr. Paul Allen Wie is dead following a long period of illness.
He ascended to the post of Deputy Minister for Research and Planning and later Acting Minister of Information in the heydays of the Liberian Civil War in 1990 when he replaced G. Moses Washington. Mr Washington had taken over from Minister J. Emmanuel Z. Bowier.
Mr. Wie died yesterday afternoon, December 4, 2016 at one of his daughter’s residence in Gardnerville, the suburb of Monrovia, according to family sources.
He started off as a Radio Producer at ELWA Radio and later became editor at the Daily Listener and Liberia Star newspapers in the 1970s. He became Liberia’s correspondent for the Deutsche Presse Agentur ( German News Agency.
He joined the Government of Liberia and served in several capacities including Information Officer, Regional Information Officer, Press Secretary at the National Legislature, Assistant Director for News and Public Affairs at the Liberia Broadcasting Corporation now Liberia Broadcasting System ( LBS).
Wie is the 17th Liberian Journalist who departed this world since the start of 2016. He is the second person of the 1960s to 1970s media batch-mates to have died in 2016. The first was John Louis Dennis, III, former Director of Audio Visual at MICAT who left us in April 2016.
We pray for his soul to rest in peace and the Welfare Committee through the Leadership ( in transition) conveys its condolences to the bereaved family.