For Corruption Allegation, Matilda Parker, NPA Board Suspended

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 President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has with immediate effect, suspended the Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Madam  Matilda W. Parker, and the Comptroller, Christiana K. Pealay, respectively.

 Their suspension, according to the Executive Mansion, is based on findings of an investigation by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).

 Also suspended yesterday by the President are the NPA’s  entire Board, except for statutory members and the newly appointed chairman, Dr. Henrique Tokpa, former president of Cuttington University.

 According to President Sirleaf, she has directed the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to collaborate with the LACC, and all accused persons associated with the ongoing investigation to inform additional actions, should they be required.

She has therefore has instructed the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs to liaise immediately with all chairpersons of Boards of all State-owned enterprises to collate (collect), and report to her, all resolutions, which have been passed by those Boards, especially on board fees, benefits and other compensations.

 “Where it is established that Boards have assigned emoluments to chairpersons and members that are inconsistent with established policies of this administration, it will be my pleasing duty to reverse all such resolutions.”

 She has meanwhile vowed that she will not hesitate to direct additional remedies, should they be required, to cure such unacceptable actions, wherever they are found to be practiced.

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