Was Thomas Woewiyu Burial In U.S. Held Without Liberian Government Representation Or Reading Of Official Gazette?

Sympathizers, friends and relatives who were at the funeral of Liberia’s former Labor Minister, Jucontee Thomas Smith Woewiyu were mystified for the absence of a Liberian representative at this well attended program held in the United States.

Mr. Woewiyu who was also Senior Senator of Grand Bassa County and subsequently Senate Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate could not be given his respect at his final resting place; a situation that drew the concern of a well learned Liberian Economist Samuel P. Jackson who pondered such situation on his Face Book page.

Nothing that “This is shameful, no Liberian government representation at the Funeral service of Tom Woewiyu, Just a damn disgrace. The government was informed. Minister Findley took a call from family members,” Mr. Jackson his page said.

This disclosure made several to comment on Mr. Jackson’s page, like this lady, Christine Bunchee noting, “Thomas May his soul RIP. This is to show us never believe and put our trust and hope in man. God is the ultimate. Naked we came and naked we shall return,” she said.

For his part, J Nicholas Podier said, “This is not something new in Liberia. Who cares by the way? After all, this is how we treat one another. When you are out of Position (Power), you are on your own! Dead or alive. Period! #RIP,” he said.

The question being asked by many is: “Why did the Liberian Ambassador in the United States could not attend the funeral on behalf of the Liberian Government?

Efforts applied by our staff to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via mobile phone proved unsuccessful.

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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.