Deputy Education Minister for Administration, Latim Da-Thong, expresses sadness over the recent death of two District Education Officers.
According to a report, a team of five from the Ministry of Education were returning from a training but two, Michael Fah and James Barclay, met their untimely death in the tragic incident on the Gbarnga-Montserrado highway.
The incident also left three, Martha Yekeku, Korto Jallah, and Nathan Carr in critical condition.
Speaking in a Bana FM interview via a WhatsApp call Wednesday, Minister Da-Thong described the fallen DEOs as patriotic Liberians who suffered the cold hands of death while on national duty.
While extending his condolences to the bereaved families, Minister Da-Thong also assured the MOE’s commitment to giving the deceased a befitting burial before replacing them with other qualified Liberians to fill in the gab created in the monitoring and evaluation system of the Ministry.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Education Minister stressed that the late Michael Fah and James Barclay were civil servants like others who work in government’s ministries, and as such, he said the Government of Liberia will certainly identify with bereaved families through the required processes.
Minister Da-Thong also promised that despite national government’s contribution, the MOE will make a contribution to the families; something he said the Ministry has always done for its workers over the years.