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The Liberian Senate Tuesday, June 29, 2021, confirmed Mr. Jarlawah A. Tonpo as Deputy Minister for Press and Public Affairs at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, replacing former Minister Eugene Farhgon.

Mr. Tonpo had worked at the Legislature for 17 years first as Media Consultant from 2004 to 2005 during the NTLA, as Deputy Director of Press and Public Affairs for the Liberian Senate from 2006 to 2011, and as Director of Press for the Senate from 2011 to 2021.

President George Weah nominated him early Thursday, June 24, 2021, as Deputy Minister for Public Affairs, replaces former Deputy Minister Eugene Fahngon, who was relieved of his duties on Wednesday night.

Currently, Mr. Tonpo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Master’s of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Liberia and currently a Master’s candidate in Public Administration from the University of Liberia.

Recently, President George Manneh Weah relieved with immediate effect Deputy Information Minister for Press and Public Affairs at the Ministry of Information Culture and Tourism, Eugene Fahngon of his post.

Mr. Fahngon’s removal is a result of spreading false information regarding the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the country.

The President warned that he would not hesitate to take similar action against any other official of government engaged in activities that undermine established government policy. Ethel A Tweh

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