LIBERIA: President Weah Consoles Accident Victims During Visit at JKF

(Photo credit: Executive Mansion) President Weah chats with Health Minister and JFK Authorities on the status of the wounded journalist

The Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah on today, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 made his first stop of the day’s activities at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center to see firsthand and soothe victims of the accident involving the Executive Mansion Press vehicle.

The press vehicle in the motorcade of the President on Sunday, February 10, 2019, collided with a another vehicle belonging to former Associate Justice, Wilkins Wright which reportedly intruded into the motorcade near Gbarnga, Bong County.

Staffers from the Department of Public Affairs of the Ministry of State including Gabriel Mills (cameraman), Samuel Zorh (driver), Mohammed S. Konneh (cameraman), and journalist Jerry Gaye of Prime FM were in the press car when the accident occurred. They have been at the JFK undergoing medical attention.

The accident left two dead, including Gabriel Wilson, commonly called Executive Horn, an employee of the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs. He was the traditional horn blower to the President.

President Weah who was accompanied by staffers and officials of the Ministry of State consoled and wished the victims well, assuring them of his government’s attention during their time of agony.

Meanwhile, the President has since ordered two of the victims, Gabriel Mills and Jerry Gaye, who sustained serious bone fractures, flown to, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, for further medical attention.

They are accompanied by Press Secretary Isaac Solo Kelgbeh and one of the medical doctors from the JFK.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.