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Tonpo damns UL students

By Kruah Thompson

The Deputy Minister for Press and Public Affairs and Presiding Officer at the Ministry of Information Culture Affairs and Tourism, Jarlawah A. Tonpo condemns students of the University of Liberia for disrespecting government officials, particularly two cabinet ministers who were chased and booed Wednesday, 1 June by protesting students.

Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah and the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Nathaniel F. McGill were chased out of the UL Capitol Hill Campus where they had gone to inspect ongoing renovation work.

Deputy Minister Tonpo describes the students’ behavior as arrogant and disrespectful, adding that gone are the days when people would disrespect the rights of others, especially under the Weah government.

The protesting students branded the two cabinet ministers as “Extremely Corrupt” public officials and accused the CDC- government of being responsible for the backward trend of the university.

Meanwhile, Tonpo has lauded the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for appointing a Liberian Journalist Cornelius Nagbe, an international humanitarian law expert on the UN Council of Experts to Yemen.

He says it’s a plus for Liberia therefore, the government cannot let it pass without thanking the UN Secretary-General for such an appointment.

According to him, Liberia is making significant strive on the international stage, noting that recently, President George Weah appeared at the 16th Extraordinary Session Summit of Heads of State in Equatorial Guinea, to present Liberia.

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He adds that at the summit, President Weah made Liberia’s position very clear when the President pleaded with his colleagues to declare terrorism and unconstitutional changes a continental emergency. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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