Liberia Is Once Again Bereaved, Public Works Minister Mobutu V. Nyenpan Is Dead

Minister of Public Works, Mobutu Nyenpan

Liberian presidency is at about now in a bereaved state following report of the passing of the Minister of Public Works, Mobutu Nyenpan is dead after a protracted illness in Accra, Ghana where he flown for treatment.

According to family sources, Minister Nyenpan died early this morning at 2am few hours ago after being under an intensive care of ‘ventilation’, where he was pronounced dead by Doctors, six hours of medical care.

It may be recalled Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan on September 3,2020, when into coma at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center after doctors managed to put a drain in his brain to stabilize a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Multiple sources in government confirmed that the Minister did not have any long-term illness and had lunch with a couple of senior administration officials Thursday afternoon, September 3,2020.

He was rushed to the JFK Hospital Thursday, September 3, 2020, evening after he fell off, former Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe told newsmen.

Mobutu Nyenpan was former Senator from Sinoe County, age 54.

He was appointed by President Weah in February 2018 and confirmed by the Senate on February 15, 2016 as Minister of Public Works.

Mr. Nyenpan won his seat in the 2005 general elections, running on the ticket of the Alliance for Peace & Democracy (APD).

During his time in the Senate, Mr. Nyenpan served as Co-Chair – Public Works & Rural Development; Information, Broadcasting, Culture and Tourism and was a Member of the Executive; Defense, Intelligence, Security and Veteran Affairs; Maritime; Planning and Economic committees.

Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 50% of cases. Of those who survive, about 665 suffer some permanent neurological deficit. Approximately 15% of people with a ruptured aneurysm die before age 60.

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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.
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