The Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Lewis G. Brown, has promised to appear before legislators today with a pen, a note book and a duster for the tutorial class that lawmakers had promised to conduct for him and his deputies.
Speaking at the Information Ministry’s regular press briefing yesterday on Capitol Hill, Minister Brown said he is prepared to appear at the National Legislature with all the necessary classroom materials after being told that they would conduct a Public Relations lecture for him and his lieutenants.
He explained: “I will make sure that anything they say [I will] write it; they are our big people in government. What they decide to teach me, I will accept them, come back and do the Liberian people’s work,” he said.
The National Legislature recently summoned several Ministers, including the MICAT boss and his deputy for public affairs, Isaac W. Jackson, who the Legislators cited for utterances that offended the lawmakers.
Also speaking about the Ebola situation, the Information Minister explained that Liberians are fighting a deadly disease without any experience, and, according to him, this is causing them to be stigmatized in many places around the world. “Liberians are not the virus,” he added.
“We are not the cause of this problem that is trying to destroy all of us. We continue to get good results from around the country in the fight against the deadly disease, including Monrovia, Lofa, Bomi, Nimba and other places.”
The Minister has at the same time expressed thanks and appreciations to the health workers, including the local and international partners for their priceless efforts in helping to save lives.