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Deputy Min. Armah Sees Competent Ombudsman Nominees

By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA, April 6 (LINA) - Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Jeddi Armah, has said individuals nominated recently by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to serve in the Office of Ombudsman are competent, and will perform their duties efficiently.

Armah stressed that the President's decision to appoint the officials to the Ombudsman Office was well informed as the appointed officials have the requisite qualifications to adequately perform their duties.

Armah wants Liberians who have been criticizing the president's decision to wait and evaluate members of the Ombudsman Office when they take office and begin performing their duties.

The Deputy Information Minister made the statement Thursday at the Ministry of Information regular press conference held at the ministry in Monrovia.

On April 3, President Sirleaf constituted the Office of the Ombudsman and named former Police Inspector General Christian Massaquoi as Chairman of the office as well as Attorneys Edward Dillon and Massa Jallabah as members.

The nomination of  Massa Jallabah was, however, withdrawn by the office of President Sirleaf due to age requirement.

The Office of the Ombudsman is empowered to investigate violations of the Code of Conduct governing appointed officials of the Government of Liberia.

The appointment of these officers, which is subject to Senate confirmation, has since sparked debates in the public sphere, with some critics questioning the abilities of the nominated officials to adequately to perform their duties.

But Deputy Minister Armah told journalists at the press conference that the nominations by President Sirleaf were not a mistake as the nominated officials are competent lawyers who also have recognized credentials which make them qualified to do the job.

"We have no doubts that they will perform their duties efficiently; those with doubts we encourage you to wait and see," Armah said.


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