Pres Sirleaf Makes Additional Appointments in Government

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made additional appointments in government affecting the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Internal Affairs, Youth and Sports, Booker Washington Institute, Harbel College and the John F. Kennedy Medical Center. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate where applicable, an Executive Mansion release has said.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the President appointed Mr. Dehpue Zuo , Deputy Minister for International Cooperation and Economic Integration and Cllr. Deweh Gray, Deputy Minister for Legal Affairs.

The President named Mr. Ennish L. Fahnbulleh, Assistant Superintendent for Development, Grand Cape Mount County and Mr. Jumah Gull, Superintendent, Suehn-Mecca District, Bomi County of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Mr. Lance Gbargoyon was named Deputy Minister for Youth Development and Ms. Kula Fofana, Assistant Minister for Youth Services of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Members of the Board of Directors of Booker Washington Institute appointed by the President include the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Ministry of Youth & Sports and an alumnus of the BWI Alumni Association.

Also appointed to BWI’s Board of Directors are National Social Security and Welfare Corporation,
Firestone Plantation Company, a representative of Margibi County Administration, Mr. Kenneth Y. Best, Institutional Historian and prominent businessmen H. E. Upjit Singh Sachdeva (Jeety), Mr. Bill Morris, Mr. Cherif Abdallah and Mr. Ezzat Eid. Also named to the BWI Board are Mr. Alexander Cummings, Eminent Liberian and the Institute’s Principal and CEO as Secretary to the Board.

Harbel College Board of Trustees appointed by the President includes Mr. David S. Menyongar, Chair and Ms. Regina Benson, Mr. B. McCarthy Weh, II and Msgr. Dr. Gabriel B. Jubwe as Community Members.

Others are Dr. Michael Slawon of the National Commission on Higher Education, Hon. Jim W. Tornonlah and Hon. Edward Karfiah both representing County Authority.

The rest of the Trustees are Mr. Wil Bako Freeman and Cllr. Winleta Anynn Henries of Firestone Plantation Company.

The Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center comprises several Statutory Members which are the Ministry of Health as Chair and the ministries of Finance and Development Planning, Justice and Education.

The Chief Medical Officer of the Center, the Dean of the Medical School, University of Liberia, the President of the Liberia Nurses Association and the President of the Liberia Medical and Dental Association have also been appointed to JFK’s Board.

Non-Permanent Members to that Board include Ms. Eliza Thomas, Ms. Nadu Cooper, Mr. Joash T. Hodges, the Liberia Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Oscar Bloh, representing Civil Society.

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