President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Pres. Sirleaf Makes New Appointments In Government
MONROVIA, April 8 (LINA) – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made new appointments in government subject to confirmation by the Senate where applicable.
Those appointed at the Health Ministry are Dr. Bernice Dahn, Minister; Dr. Francis Kateh, Deputy Minister of Health/Chief Medical Officer; Mr. Edward B. Tolbert, Deputy Minister for Administration; Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, Head of the Incident Management System (with the rank of Deputy Minister) and the Emergency Operation Center.
At the Civil Service Agency, Dr. Puchu Leona Bernard becomes Director General; Mrs. Wanneh Clarke Reeves, Deputy Director General for Human Resource Management and Policy.
Mr. Adolphus Wade was named Commissioner, Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR).
Appointed at the National Commission on Disabilities are Mrs. Ricardia Dennis, Executive Director; Rev. Fallah Boima, Deputy Director for Administration and Mr. Joshua Bull, Deputy Director for Technical Services.
Mr. Clarence Williams goes to the Internal Audit Agency as Deputy Director for Administration, according to an Executive Mansion release.
The Liberia Petroleum Refining Company has Mr. Sumo Kupee as its new Managing Director, while Dr. Henrique Tokpah was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Port Authority.
At the Ministry of Justice, Cllr. Emmanuel Tulay was nominated Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs; Cllr. Harriette G. Badio, Deputy Minister for Codification; Atty. Frederick Gbemie, Assistant Minister for Administration and Atty, Kou Dorliae, Assistant Minister for Economic Affairs.
Others nominated are Mr. Stephen Neufville, Deputy Minister for Urban Affairs at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Nominees at the Ministry of Public Works are Mr. Ousman Kamara, Assistant Minister for Administration; Mr. William Slour, Assistant Minister for Operations; Mr. N. Pawon Baoyue,Assistant Minister for Planning and Programming and Mr. Sumoiwuo Zizi Harris, Assistant Minister for Rural Development.
Mr. Lance Gbagonyon was named Assistant Minister for Youth Development (replacing Mr. Teeko Yorlay who goes abroad for further training).
The Executive Mansion release said as Government works to achieve its goals over the remaining years of the administration, there is need for strategic changes in the administration.
It said in doing so, President Sirleaf has given due recognition and thanks to many who have been with and stood by the Government but who now require new challenges worthy of their skills.
“This means opportunity for others who would bring more dynamism and urgency to government’s determination for more timely and effective implementation of these programs,” the release said.
It said President Sirleaf is therefore asking for all Liberians continued trust and confidence to help as government tackles the next challenges and embark on the difficult road for Post-Ebola Economic Recovery.