Liberia: President Weah Consoles Accident Victims During Visit at JKF Hospital
Monrovia – President George Manneh Weah Tuesday, February 12, 2019 made his first stop of the day’s activities at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center to see firsthand and soothe victims of the accident involving the Executive Mansion Press vehicle.
The press vehicle in the motorcade of the President on Sunday, February 10, 2019, collided with another vehicle belonging to former Associate Justice, Wilkins Wright which reportedly intruded into the motorcade near Gbarnga, Bong County.
Staffers from the Department of Public Affairs of the Ministry of State including Gabriel Mills (cameraman), Samuel Zorh (driver), Mohammed S. Konneh (cameraman), and journalist Jerry Gaye of Prime FM were in the press car when the accident occurred. They have been at the JFK undergoing medical attention.
The accident left two dead, including Gabriel Wilson, commonly called Executive Horn, an employee of the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs. He was the traditional horn blower to the President.
President Weah who was accompanied by staffers and officials of the Ministry of State consoled and wished the victims well, assuring them of his government’s attention during their time of agony.
Meanwhile, the President has since ordered two of the victims, Gabriel Mills and Jerry Gaye, who sustained serious bone fractures, flown to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, for further medical attention. They are accompanied by Press Secretary Isaac Solo Kelgbeh and one of the medical doctors from the JFK.