The outgoing Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Norris Tweh has officially turned over office to his successor, Andrew G. Tehmeh.
Mr. Tweh has taken up a new post as Vice President for University Relations at the University of Liberia. The former Deputy Information Minister served the Ministry for seven years from ex-minister Dr. Laurance K. Bropleh up to incumbent Minister Lewis Brown.
Speaking at the turning over ceremony Wednesday, Mr. Tweh recounted that he served in the office of former Minister Dr. Bropleh as an Office Assistant, but due to his hard work, he was recommended to the President for appointment as Deputy Minister for Administration in 2010, a position he held until his recent preferment by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Mr. Tweh asked for forgiveness from staff of the Ministry of Information if he had offended any of them whether they were suspended or fired, saying those actions were not personal but executed in the line of duty.
Responding, incoming Deputy Minister Andrew G. Tehmeh, assured Minister Lewis Brown that he will work collaboratively with his colleagues (ministers) to fill in the gap left behind by his predecessor, Tweh. Mr. Tehmeh is a former Deputy Minister for Administration from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
Also speaking at the ceremony, ex-Information Minister, the Rev. Emmanuel Z. Bowier said, recalled that he worked at the Ministry for 11 years before he became Minister in 1987 under the regime of the late President Samuel Kanyon Doe. Rev. Bowier said he has been working along with his successors at the ministry.
He stressed the need for constant dialogue between the past and present Ministers, so that the present person can learn from the person that has left. “Do your work well so that other people can call you”, Rev. Bowier underscored.