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Govt. Condemns Students’
Action Against Public Officials

The government has condemned what is believed to be students’ unruly behavior against the Presidential Affairs and the Finance and Development Planning Ministers on the University of Liberia’s campus.
On Wednesday, June 1, the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill and Finance Minister Samuel Tweah were booed and allegedly chased out of the University of Liberia campus while touring ongoing renovation work.
The situation which went viral on both the traditional and social media and has drawn public attention as the two officials were being described as “corrupt”
But the government in reaction condemned the students’ action in any form and manner terming it as disrespectful to constituted authority which is not a good sign for any civilized society.
Serving as spokesman, the Deputy Minister of Information for Public Affairs, Jarlawah A. Tonpo condemned the students’ action in a stronger term for their disorderly behavior being displayed to public officials.
He told the weekly media briefing yesterday in Monrovia that it was unfortunate that the two senior ministers were treated in such manner and believes that such attitude exhibited against the constituted authority does not demonstrate the student’s preparedness as future leader.
In other news, Tonpo sharply reacted to the Liberia Law Society (LLS) Head Samuel Kofi Woods statement that “Liberia or Liberians” are sick people and therefore they need resurrection or redemption.
Tonpo said such a statement coming from one of those politicians who is desperate for state power and got nothing to show having served government for almost 10 years is insulting.
He therefore challenged Liberians to condemned Woods for insulting them claiming that they are sick people and need redemption.
“Liberians are not sick people if Woods thinks we are; what was the legacy he left behind having served at Labor and Public Works Ministries for 10 years?. We need to know his public service records,” Tonpo stated.
The young minister believes that for Woods to have insulted his parents as well as church mates and others that Liberians are sick people and they need redemption, the need for the people to stand up against him cannot be overemphasized.

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