President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made a number of new appointments in government affecting the Liberia National Lotteries Authority, National Fire Service, Liberia Telecommunications Corporation and the Liberia Institute of Public Administration.
Those appointed include:
Liberia National Lotteries Authority
Mr. Martin Kollie – Director General
National Fire Service
Mr. Jacob Johnson – Assistant Director for Operations
Liberia Telecommunications Corporation
Cllr. Carlos Smith -Chairman, Board of Directors
Mr. Charles B. Roberts, Jr., Member
Mr. James P. Cooper, Member
Ms. Eyvonne Bright Dennis, Member
Mr. Nathaniel Gbaba, Member
(Replacing Mr. Thomas Yaya Nimley)
Mr. John Ballout , Member (Replacing Mr. Pierre King)
Mr. Sebastian Muah (MD), Member –
Board of Directors of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA)
The Chairman, National Commission on Higher Education
The President, University of Liberia
The Chairman, Governance Commission
The Director-General, Civil Service Agency
Mr. Arthur Fumba (Financial Expert)
Mr. Saah N’Tow (HR/Career Development Expertise)
Mr. Latim De-Thong (Private Sector Capacity Development)
These appointments are subject confirmation by the Senate where applicable.
Meanwhile President Sirleaf has departed the country for Berlin, German to participate in a series of meetings with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other women leaders that will focus on improvements in health systems.
Following the meetings, a release from the Executive Mansion said President Sirleaf will proceed to New York, USA to commence numerous meetings at the United Nations General Assembly as she concludes her international assignment relating to the new Global Agenda.
At the meeting in Berlin, President Sirleaf is accompanied by Deputy Minister of Health for Planning and Research, Yah Mantor Zolia and the Pastor of Christ Kingdom Harvest Church Orphanage, Madam Ophelia Beh Ghartey, who ministered to Ebola orphans.
The delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Ngafuan will join President Sirleaf in New York for the UN meetings.
Defense Minister, Brownie J. Samukai, Jr., will chair of the Cabinet in consultation with the Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, while the President is away from the country.