The Press Union of Liberia will on Friday, August 21, 2020 open a Book of Condolence in honor of respected journalist Jay Nagbe Sloh. Jay Nagbe Sloh represented Sinoe County District Two until his unfortunate death.
Representative Sloh was pronounced dead at the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 and his remains have ever since been deposited at the St. Moses Funeral Parlor.
According to the family, the remains of the late Sloh will be removed on Thursday, August 20, 2020, from the St. Moses Funeral Parlor and taken to the Capital to lie in State at the Rotunda of the Capitol Building.
A three day wake-keeping will commence on Wednesday till Friday, 21st August. Interment will follow thereafter on Saturday at the Kasir Cemetery in Brewerville after funeral service at the First Assembly of God’s Church on Buchanan Street in Monrovia.
In a release issued Wednesday, the Union calls on all of its members, well-wishers and sympathizers to assemble at the Union’s Headquarters on Friday at 9:30 AM for the opening of the book of condolence.
The Journalists Union described the death of Representative Jay Nagbe Sloh as an irreparable loss to the Journalism Community in Liberia and noted that his death has reduced the number of media reform influencers and champions in the legislature. Representative Jay Nagbe began his journalistic practice in the 1980s as freelancer and later with the Sun Times, the Mirror and Footprints Newspapers.
Sloh also served on the Executive Committee of the Press Union of Liberia and is credited for revamping the Liberia News Agency (LINA) as Director General of the state news organ.
He Chair the Committee on Information and Broadcasting at the House of Representatives, led the legislative lobby which resulted to the passage of the K. Abdullai Kamara Act of Press Freedom, a press release issued by the PUL and signed by its Assistant Secretary General, Akoi M. Baysah, Jr. noted.