Authoritative Senate sources yesterday told our Legislative reporter that several nominees sent for confirmation hearings have been finally confirmed during executive session.
Their confirmation followed the reading of reports from Senate committees in which the plenary was informed that many of them (nominees) were highly qualified for their posts and therefore deserving of unanimous confirmation.
Prominent among those confirmed yesterday include Madam Joyce W. Dunbar-Sherman for the post of Assistant Minister for Preventive Services at the Ministry of Health; Madam Dunbar-Sherman is the wife of the chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Petitions, Claims and Human Rights Senator G. Varney Sherman.
The Senate Committee on Gender, Health, Social Welfare and Children Protection, after over a month of postponement, has finally written plenary recommending that the youthful female political activist Mamensie Fomba Kabba be confirmed for the post of Deputy Minister for Administration and Planning, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
Prior to her confirmation yesterday, debates were rife on social media and local hatai centers (tea-shops) that the Senate would reject Mamensie Kabba, “because she is still an undergraduate student, even though she did well during her confirmation hearing.”
Also confirmed after recommendation from the Senate Committee on Transport were Wil Bako Freeman, Managing Director of the Liberia Airport Authority, and his Deputy for Administration Martin J. Hayes; while Paula Fares Harvey and Joseph K. Roberts were also confirmed as Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services and Assistant Minister for Land and Rail Road, Ministry of Transport, respectively.
The committee on Internal Affairs, Governance and Reconciliation in its report recommended the confirmation of Madam Florence Freeman Brandy as Superintendent of Montserrado County, and Madam Doris N. Ylatun as Superintendent of Grand Kru County.