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Pres. Sirleaf Names New Agriculture Minister, Bassa College Board
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Pres. Sirleaf Names New Agriculture Minister, Bassa College Board 

MONROVIA, May 18(LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appointed Mrs. Seklau Wiles as the new Minister of Agriculture.

She replaces Dr. Moses Zinnah, according to an Executive Mansion release issued Wednesday.

Minister-designate Wiles served as Deputy Minister for Technical Services at the Agriculture Ministry before her appointment.

At the Ministry of Internal Affairs, President Sirleaf appointed Mr. Mark Kolleh as Commissioner, Borlorla Township in Margibi County.

Meanwhile, the Liberian leader has reconstituted the Board of Trustees of the Grand Bassa Community College (GBCC).

Those appointed are Dr. Joseph T. Isaac, Chairman; Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves Jr., Pastor, Providence Baptist Church, Co-Chairman; 

Jerolinmek Piah, Press Secretary to the President of Liberia, member and J. Levi Demmah, Superintendent, Grand Bassa County, member.

Others are Hans Barchue, Deputy Speaker and District # 1, Representative, Grand Bassa County, member; Jonathan L. Kaipay, Senator, Grand Bassa County, member and Dr. Michael Slewon, Director-General, National Commission on Higher Education, member.

The Minister of Education will serve as Ex-Officio, while Pastor J. Peter Gorwor, Co-Chairman of the Media Association of Grand Bassa County and Manager of Radio Dukpah, Buchanan is member and Ruth Gibson Caesar of Mano River Women’s Peace Network (WOPNET), member.

Mr. Wisseh-Weah Bestman, Government Liaison Manager, Equatorial Oil Palm (EPO),  Mr. Eric Swen, External Affairs Superintendent, Arcelor Mittal Liberia and Ms. Laurentine H. Bass, Procurement & Payable Associate, Exxon Mobil, Liberia are members of the GBCC board.

Prof.  Nathaniel G. Gbessagee, Ph.D, President & CEO of GBCC, is Secretary and Mr. Emmanuel Bravy Daykeay, member.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Liberia Senate, where applicable.



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