The Inquirer is a leading independent daily newspaper published in Liberia, based in Monrovia. It is privately owned with a "good reputation".

PNW! What A Good Man He Was

The veteran pen pusher on whose shoulders The INQUIRER Newspaper stood tall for three decades is no more.

Philip Nemene Wesseh, is indeed a household name in the Liberian media; as he was the GINA, among his peers; the JY to his kids; Philip to his acquaintances; uncle Philip for his younger staff and PNW would generally be used to identify this great son from Grand Kru County.

He was born on August 24, 1958 and died at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia on September 14 following a period of sickness less than a month after his 64th birth anniversary.

The Managing Editor of Liberia’s only postwar local daily and one of the oldest newspapers which has been on the newsstand since January 1991 in the country, cuts across several spectrums of the society and meant different things to different people; having touched their lives in variety of ways.

Wesseh was the second Managing Editor of the Inquirer newspaper since 1995 following the departure of the paper’s founding editor, diplomat Gabriel I. H Williams to the United States of America.
PNW was also one of the prominent figures in socio-economic and political development of Liberia.

He had to his credit over 40 years of professional services to the country as an ethical journalist following his secondary education at the Dihwo Twe Memorial High School and onward to the University of Liberia and beyond.

Atty Wesseh gained for himself attention for being one of the critical voices on issues of both national and international concern through writings for which he felt constrained to publish articles and news stories exposing societal ills.

Indeed our hearts are heavy amidst lack of turn over mandate as we shall neither hear his voice again nor read those articles any longer which gives us a clue that the pen has dried up and indeed he has rested his case.
We too, Mr. Wesseh, are left to fathom if this favorite quote, “I rest my case” did not actually mean perpetuity.
This for us is our peace like a river and all we are able to say as we continue to come to terms with your passing is, Gina, we too, rest our case until we meet again.
Indeed, the great Gina has fallen and it is worth noting that his goodness has begun running after him and a crown awaits you.
We, the entire Inquirer Newspaper, expressed our profound regrets for his passing and our promise is to uphold his legacy.
Sleep on veteran Philip!!! Sleep on great leader!!! Sleep on boss!!!

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