Commerce Replaces ‘Nimba Senior Inspector’

Incoming Nimba County Inspector Nelson Korquoi

But, outgoing cites removal as politically motivated

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday, May 30, changed the Senior Inspector of Nimba County Mr. Gonlee Manbiah, and brought on board one of the stalwarts of the ruling Coalition of Democracy Change in Nimba.

At the brief ceremony marking the induction of the new inspector, the Assistant Inspector General, Adolphus B. Parker said the new inspector Mr. Nelson Korquoi stood for the CDC during the time of the political struggle and therefore he urged all his subordinate inspectors to respect and give him all their support so that the Pro-Poor agenda of the CDC led government will be met.

The incoming Senior Inspector of Nimba thanked President George Weah and Minster Wilson Tarpeh for the confidence reposed in him to serve as inspector for Nimba County. He said he would do all he can to ensure that the government’s Pro-Poor Agenda is fully implemented.

He said nobody should look at his size, but rather they should be thinking about how best he would use his method to accomplish the government’s agenda for the benefit of the people.

However, the outgoing inspector Gonlee Manbiah has cried foul for his removal, which he said was politically motivated.

Outgoing Senior Inspector of Nimba County, Gonlee Manbiah

Mr. Manbiah, who said he has few credits left to get his master’s degree at the University of Liberia, noted that his removal was unceremonious, which he said there was no letter of transfer, after he served the public without any complaint.

He said his replacement was due to what happened during the campaign, when Senator Prince Johnson made threatening remarks against his son, Bangura, that he had gone to the Ministry of Commerce to revenge against him.

It is not clear what really led to his removal but during the 2017 general and elections Inspector Manbiah was one of the key supporters of Rep. Samuel Korgar, Senator Johnson’s cousin and political rival.


  1. Congrats, Mr. Korquoi. Mr. Mambiah, I am prone to thank you for yoir long and exemplary service. Posterity will remember the indelible impact you made.


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