President Sirleaf Makes New Appointment in Gov’t

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President Ellen Johnson yesterday made several new appointments in government affecting the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Labor, the Judiciary, and the Grand Bassa Community College.

Appointments at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs include Cllr. Lois Bruthus, Ambassador to the United States of America and Mrs. Musu Ruhle, Ambassador to Sierra Leone.

According to an Executive Mansion release, among those appointed yesterday is Dr. Nathaniel G. Gbessagee, President of the Grand Bassa Community College, with immediate effect. Dr. Gbessagee replaces Madam Augurie Herring, who has served as interim president of the college since the removal of Dr. Levi Zanga. His appointment comes as a result of an independent vetting process instituted by the Commission on Higher Education.

The vetting committee was chaired by retired Methodist Bishop Arthur F. Kulah and included representatives from the University of Liberia.

At the Judiciary, Counselor Serena F. Garlawolu was named Resident Judge, Criminal Court “E” while Counselor Scheaplor R. Dunbar becomes Relieving Judge of the Republic of Liberia.

Appointed as the new Assistant Minister for Standards at the Ministry of Labor is Atty. Jerome B. Kolleh.                                   –

Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has dissolved the Board of Trustees of the Grand Bassa Community College. The Board will be reconstituted shortly, consistent with the Charter of the College.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation, where applicable.

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