If it wasn’t an abstract phenomenon, the people of River-Gee County would have petitioned death to bring back to life, one of the county’s illustrious sons, Hon. Harwene Tyee. The late Tyee, a former Managing Director of the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) now rebranded as LIBTELCO, has died after protracted illness.
This great son of Liberia and the Putopu tribe of River-Gee was outstanding as one of Liberia’s best trained telecommunication experts who served as deputy managing director for technical services at the Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (LTC) during the Samuel K. Doe regime. The late Tyee was one of those telecommunication experts consulted by the Sirleaf administration for inputs into the technicalities involved in deciding the establishment of the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA).
The Liberia Telecommunications Authority is the regulatory and competitive authority charged with the statutory responsibility to ensure a vibrant telecommunications sector in Liberia.
Mr. Tyee was a technocrat with vast knowledge in telecommunications, and was a politician by the nature of his performance, the contents of his of articles that were published in several media outlets in Liberia, in which he made contributions into political and technical debates.
As a politician, the late Tyee was a staunch member of the Unity Party (UP). For the love of his people, the people of River-Gee County, and his interest to serve his county and country, Mr. Tyee attempted to contest the senatorial position of River-Gee, but later changed his minds due other pressing matters that weighed over becoming a senator.
“Liberia is really saddened to lose such competent individual who has made grave impact in the society,” one former official and consultant of telecommunications in Liberia told this paper in a conversation regarding the death of Mr. Tyee.
Similarly, River Gee citizens have expressed regrets for the death of the late Harwene Tyee, who was considered the oldest amongst citizens of the Potupo tribe resident in Monrovia and was always consulted for advice on important issues. Mr. Tyee who was also a farmer, was a people and family oriented person.
He leaves to mourn his death, his wife Mr. Gbalee Tyee, children, brothers and sisters and a host of relatives and friends both in Liberia and the United States of America; full details of Mr. Tyees life accounts will emerge in subsequent article.