Dressed in dominant Black and white as a symbol of mourning, Members of the Press Union of Liberia from different angles reflected in a sad mood the passing of their colleague.
The brief ceremony held at the headquarters of the Press Union of Liberia on Carey Street in Central Monrovia on Wednesday, May 28, 2020 saw auxiliaries Heads of the umbrella Journalist body in Liberia (PUL)in separate remarks historicizing their fallen colleague.
The remarks which was led by the deceased primary auxiliary body of the “PUL”, the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) saw its President Roland Mulbah showering praises on his fallen Colleague (H. Sally Gaye) for her bold step taken as one of the very few and outstanding females among the many males at the level of “SWAL”.
“She was bold and firm in any decision that she took, she was not my supporter but I admire her for always standing by what she believes in at the time” Mr. Mulbah added.
Roland pointed out that due to Sally’s determination after being nurtured by Martina Brooks who is currently in exile, she was able to ably come up bright among her female colleagues at “SWAL”
“Sally was a shine example and a role module for many female journalists at the level of SWAL, she will be missed, said the
Coordinator of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL), Mrs. Siatta Scott Johnson.
Acting very strong to avoid crying but with red eyes, Mrs. Johnson stressed that Sally died at a time she was right on top of her game and was making significant impact in the sector.
“We are deeply saddened as the pain is very hard to be quenched because we missed a special, focused and dedicated reporter of our generation”, pointed out, Mrs. Cecelia Clarke, President of the Reporters Association of Liberia (RAL).
She told the gathering Thursday that RAL is mourning at a difficult time in the Country when the COVID-19 crisis is ongoing but was quick to encourage all reporters to be strong and give God the Glory because they just can not question his decision.
At the same time an Executive Committee member of the Liberia Football Association Henry Flomo termed Sally is a very strong and committed reporter especially to her work.
He disclosed that he and the late Sally were working on a magazine which they did not complete until her demise, this is sad, he noted.
According to him even in Sally’s time of sickness she refused to sit home because she never in his words wanted the sickness to overcome her, she was such a very strong and determine reporter, the former “SWAL’s Secretary General uttered.
As for the President of the Press Union of Liberia Charles Cuffy he urged members of the PUL to care for one another especially family members and children of fallen Journalists.
“It is about time that we be more united and work together because we do not know when anyone of us will leave this world”, he added.
Currently our focus should be on the child that Sally left behind in order to ensure that she rest happily, Mr. Cuffy added.
The late sports journalist died May 17, 2020 at the ELWA Hospital after a period of illness and will be laid to rest on May 30, 2020 in Barnesville.
The body according to the family will be removed on Saturday morning May 30, 2020 by 9:00am from the AB Roberts Funeral Home and taken to the Wesleyan Church for funeral service and subsequent burial.
The always smiling, active and lively sports journalist, Sally Gaye was also a member of several other social and professional groups including the All June Association (AJA) where she served as grievance and ethics committee chairman and also worked at the New Dawn Newspaper and Super Communications, Super Fm and Television respectively.