The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) yesterday opened a Book of Condolence for its fallen Deputy Governor for Economic Policy, the late Theophilus Totee Bettie in Monrovia.
Leading an array of government officials and other executives of the CBL was Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, who eulogized the late Bettie for his numerous contributions to the Liberian economy through his professional work at the CBL.
The Vice President who was at the bank to also represent President Ellen Johnson who is out of the country on an official visit said the loss of Mr. Bettie is one that does not only signal a blow to the CBL family but to the entire nation as he was an astute young Liberian whose contribution helped to accelerate the growth of the Liberian economy.
Vice President Boakai on behalf of the Government of Liberia (GOL) extended sincere condolence and regret to the bereaved family and the CBL family for the home going of Mr. Bettie.
CBL Executive Governor, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, for his part praised the late Theophilus T. Bettie for his hard work and noted that his home going is not only a blow to the bank but to the Liberian nation.
Dr. Jones who recruited the late Bettie, a Fulbright scholar in the United States to join the CBL family extended the bank’s profound condolence to the bereaved family.
Also present at yesterday’s ceremony were the wife of the late Bettie, Mrs. Enid Bettie; members of the Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Liberia, Executives of banking Institutions in the country, an array of government officials as well as friends of the deceased and sympathizers.
The late Theophilus Totee Bettie died at the Saint Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday, November 8, 2013, while attending the Bi-annual conference at the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management.
On Friday, November 22, 2013, at 5 p.m., the Body of the late Theophilus Bettie will be removed from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Parlors in Sinkor and conveyed to the St. Simon Baptist Church on the Horton Avenue, Capitol Bye Pass.
Wake-keeping over the remains of the late Bettie will commence at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the St. Simon Baptist Church. On Saturday, November 23,, 2013, at 10 a.m. funeral rites over his remains will be held at the St. Simon Baptist Church to be followed by internment at the Johnsonville Public Cemetery.