Executive Mansion Press Corps describes situation of journalist Jerry Gaye as life threatening…calls on President Weah to intervene

Since returning to the country, Journalist Jerry Gaye who was amongst several others involved in a tragic accident while covering the President in Bong County is yet to return to neighboring Ivory Coast to continue his treatment.

Addressing a news conference Monday in Monrovia, the leadership of the Executive Mansion Press Corps said the situation of their colleague is now life threatening.

‘After almost a year of undergoing treatment, Journalist Gaye returned to the Country on January 11, 2020 with iron in his leg. 
In his return note, which, according to Journalist Gaye, is in the possession of the Press Secretary, Doctors recommended that he returns, at the time, in May 2020,’ Dennis Nimpson, head of EMPC said in a news conference.

The group said Journalist Gaye cannot walk more than ten minutes due to excruciating pain from the iron still stuck in his foot due to complete stall of his return.


In February 2019, Journalist Gaye, along with few other colleagues, whilst on duty on board the Press vehicle of the Executive Mansion, got involved in a terrible motor accident along the Gbarnga – Totota highway. 
As a result of the accident, Journalist Gaye’s leg got broken, others died instantly.

‘He was sent to neighboring Ivory Coast for advanced medical treatment. Thanks to the office of President George Manneh Weah, Ambassador Finda Bundoo and the Office of the Presidential Press Secretary for ensuring that our colleague was transferred,’ the group narrated.

However, the group continued ‘Journalist Gaye’s possible return was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. When the coronavirus subsided in Liberia and flights started coming in and out of the Country, the leadership of the Executive Mansion Press Corp began engaging the office of the Press Secretary for the return of our colleague.’

The EMPC leadership says they have exerted all efforts and means privately and publicly to see to it that their colleague returns to Ivory Coast for the remainder of his treatment to no avail.

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