The Press Union of Liberia yesterday opened the book of condolence for Zoegar Q. Jaynes at the Headquarter of the Press Union on Clay Street.
Speaking at the opening of the ceremony, the Press Union President, K. AbdullaiKamara said the Press Union of Liberia will greatly miss his service and membership. He said the late Jaynes tried to make journalism better in Liberia.
Making remakes at the ceremony, Press Union immediate past president, Mr. Peter Quaqua said the death of Journalist Jaynes is hard to accept because he was an active member of the Union and was loved by all.
In his signing comment, Mr. Quaqua wrote, “We did not expect this, this soon but God knows why. All we can say is that our prayers are with your widow and children. May your dreams live on and may the new generation of journalists follow the qualities you stood for”.
The Managing Editor of the INQUIRER Newspaper, Mr. Philip N. Wesseh said the Late Jaynes was a good broadcaster. He admonished members of the Union not to forget about Mrs. Tina Jaynes and the children.
The INQUIRER boss stressed that ZoegarJaynes will be missed by members of the Union because of the work he did when he was alive. He mentioned that Mr. Jaynes died as an active member of the church and that he advanced himself academically. He said other journalists should follow the footsteps of the late Jaynes.
In his signing comment, Mr. Wesseh wrote, “Well done thou good and faithful servant. You will forever be remembered for your role in the media, so rest in perfect peace.”
The Assistant Information Minister, Albert Jaja said the Press Union of Liberia has been hit by the death of journalist Jaynes and for him it is a shock because they were brothers. He said Zoegar was always involved in the Union’s activities because of his involvement and closeness to members of the Union, he will be missed.
Signing the book of condolence, Mr. Albert Jaja wrote, “Knowing you was a blessing so full of life but with a shocking farewell”.
At the same time, the Vice President of the Press Union, JallahGrayfield has announced that the Union is organizing a memory service for journalists who died during the Ebola outbreak. He said the book of condolence will be open until Saturday.