By R. Joyclyn Wea
Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbehas warned that government officials will be punished if they are caught misinforming the Liberian people about the coronavirus in the country.
Speaking at a press conference late Thursday evening, the Information Ministry boss also warned Liberians to stop politicizing the virus in the country as government and partners fight in eradicating the virus from the country.
“There is a pending elections, wait and play your politics because elections will come and go,” Minister Nagbe warned.
Recently there have some widespread misinformation about the presence of the virus in the country despite the suspended Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency tested positive as the first case of the virus and later his domestic worker, Johnny Philips bringing the confirmed case to two.
“Officials caught in the act of misinforming the public will face the weight of the law. The virus knows no officials of VIPs. VIPs like us need to be responsible,” he warned.
According to Minister Nagbe, the government will not fail to penalize anyone who bridges those laydown regulations intended to prevent the virus.
The virus he further is hindering effort to develop and improve Liberia. He emphasized that any official of government who fails to comply with health protocols will also be fired by the President as per their Thursday’s meeting with President Weah.
As a mean of ensuring full compliance, Minister Nagbe disclosed that state security officers have been mandated to do everything within their reach to ensure straight adherence to preventive measures put into place.