Weah Names 9 Former Lawmakers to Strategic Positions

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Former Speaker Atty. J. Emmanuel Nuquay is the Director General for Liberia Civil Aviation Authority

Former Montserrado County Senator and Head of Delegation of the 53rd Legislature to the ECOWAS Parliament, President George M. Weah, has appointed nine (9) former lawmakers to strategic positions.

Six of the nine were his former colleagues in the 53rd. The remaining three lawmakers did not serve with him after his election in the 2014 special senatorial elections.

During the 53rd Legislature, which ran from January 9, 2011 to January 15, 2018, President Weah served as Senator of Montserrado County from December 2014 – January 15, 2018, during which he worked with as well as collaborated and interacted with members of the House of Representatives.

J. Emmanuel Nuquay

Former Speaker Atty. J. Emmanuel Nuquay is the Director General for Liberia Civil Aviation Authority

Among over 100 persons appointed to serve in the Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) led-government, the President has appointed former Speaker of the House of Representatives,  J. Emmanuel Nuquay to serve as the Director General of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority.

Nuquay served 12 years representing Margibi County District # 5, was Speaker of the House of Representatives from October 6, 2016 to January 15, 2018, and was former Vice President Joseph Boakai’s running mate in the just ended presidential elections that brought President Weah to power.

Jefferson Kanmoh

Former Sinoe County District # 1 Representative Jefferson Kanmoh also served 12 years as a member of the House of Representatives, from January 9, 2006 – January 15, 2018. He served as the 3rd Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament.

President Weah has appointed him to serve as National Security Advisor.

Moses Y. Kollie

Labor Minister-designate Moses Y. Kollie.

The former Chairman of the Joint Legislative committees of Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning and Investment and Concession of the House of Representatives, was appointed as Minister of Labor. Rep. Kollie served 12 years, representing Lofa County District # 5.

 

 

George Wesseh Blamo

Former Grand Kru County District # 1 Representative Rev. George W. Blamo was a member of the House of Representatives for 12 years.

He has been appointed Deputy Minister for Administration for the Minister of State and Presidential Affairs. He served as Chairman on the Executive during his tenure in the legislature.

Bill Tweahway

Former Montserrado County District # 4 Rep. Bill Tweahway is the Director General for LIPA

The former House Chairman on Education, Rep. Bill Tweahway, is appointed as the Director General for Liberia Institute for Public Administration. Rep. Tweahway served six (6) years as Representative of Montserrado District # 4.

 

 

 

William Dakel

The Montserrado County District # 17 Representative served as a member of the House of Representatives for six (6) years. He served as co-chairman on the Committee on Hydro Carbons.

He is the Assistant Director General of the General Service Agency (GSA).

Gbehzohngar Findley

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Former President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Gbehzongar Milton Findley

Grand Bassa County former Senator and President Pro Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley was a member of the 52nd and 53rd Legislature respectively from 2006 – 2014.

He is now the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

 

 

Mobutu Nyenpan

Former Sinoe County Senator and Chairman on the Senate Committee on Public Works Mobutu V. Nyenpan has been appointed as the Minister of Public Works. He was a member of the 52nd and 53rd Legislature respectively from 2006 – 2014.

Kai Farley

Kai Farley was a former Representative from Grand Gedeh County for six years, 2006 – 2012. He has been appointed as the Superintendent of Grand Gedeh County.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Is this what George Weah meant when he campaigned and promised to bring about changes to the way the previous administration was running and managing the affairs of government, by appointing some of the same corrupt and discredited people that wrecked havoc on the Liberian people? How could president Weah appoint in this government the very same people rejected by their own people as unfit and corrupt? Is this Weah’s meaning of “Hope for Change?” How can the presence of these tainted characters in government give citizens any hope for anything? What keeps any person or people going is “Hope!” Where there is no hope, the people are ill-fated and doomed. And don’t tell us for all the years this CDC was clamoring for power, lo and behold, it did not have even half of the caliber of people needed to occupy these offices? When this government is packed with former legislative colleagues, or former football players as the case may be, how will president Weah be man enough to reprimand, or institute any disciplinary action against of these friends? This is why nepotism, cronyism and patronage is often ill-advised in any government or business setting. We, as citizens and regular critics of governmental affairs want to give president Weah the chance to conduct the affairs of his administration to the best of his ability, without constantly criticizing every step or action he takes, realizing his limitations in many ways than one. The reasoning behind that laissez-faire posture is simply because we don’t want to our beloved so ungovernable to warrant some form of unsavory but perhaps necessary unconventional recourse again. In that resolve we had hoped that president Weah would surround himself with competent and credible lieutenants that will advice and guide him in steering the affairs of state. But from what we see thus far, it is obvious our hopes and expectation will be dashed no sooner than later. We just pray and hope that it all ends well.

  2. There’s a sense that Weah is trying his level best to propitiate the once ambitious losers. So appointments are being made without really being cognizant of what could trigger disharmony in his government. The saddest irony is that no one knows what lurks in the hearts of men. Neither does the president, Mr. Weah. The best that could be said is this:
    Be extremely careful with some of your appointments. Despite the fact that some of them may appear to be priggish, that’s only because they desperately need a job. There is a potential for mischief. Be careful! Very. Very careful!

    There is another issue that could explode with maximum destruction………..youth unemployment! The young men and women who felt used and overlooked by the previous government are eagerly waiting to see a movement in their immediate environment. Their issue needs to be studied quickly and dealt with now.
    Good luck……

  3. To my knowledge these are not strategic positions to up root our concerns… If you talk about Finance, Central Bank of Liberia then you asserting real concerns…

    Let focus our attention and energies on these areas that will mean a lot to Liberians….Finance, Central Bank of Liberia, Freeport, Airport and Maritime…

    These are areas that bring revenues on board there we should be concerned….

  4. I think in as much we want rapid change that will reflect Mass participation of our people with distent character, we much approach it with caution. I am of the conviction that the president in his wisdom is cognizant of the plight of the people of Liberia and to go contrary to that view,I believe it will not be in the best interest of the government under his watch. However, it is much earlier let wait and see the outcome.

  5. The polemicist, George Bernard Shaw, once said, “The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.”

    Isn’t this the new CDC government that preached Change from the status quo: to stop doing business like the former President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s corrupt government?

    What we are seeing here is nothing but the appointment of recycled politicians who were booted from power by their own constituents that got tired of these former lawmakers self-serving attitude.

    Is there a shortage of professional new faces with good reputation in Liberia?

  6. Dormeyan,
    What’s there to be talked about? The issue at the present time is about Weah’s appointees.

    Personally, I would like to see Weah succeed but some of his appointees seem to have baggage problems.

  7. You know sometime it is good to give your money to the stealer for saving, please don’t worry give time to your president everything will be ok in the future. Just focus on them what they are going to do now.then came back with a real proof . It is better to keep a bad you Know than the good you never know. For example USA presidential

    • Nonsense! The country is backward! Bankrupt! No good hospitals! No good roads! No good schools! No sustainable agriculture! No good anything and on top of that the managers are corrupt! And you and company say we should not worry about that now, but wait? When do we worry, when another war breaks out? Mind you, these are the very vices that led us to our just-ended civil war, if I may remind you including poor management, rampant corruption, abuse of power, oppression, injustice, marginalization and above all, tyranny! While some of these may be farfetched yet, at the same time we cannot wait for them to start taking roots before we begin to act. That would be after the fact! “Prevention is better than cure,” remember? So, if not now, then when?

  8. This president is either incompetent or he’s being remotely controlled. Not one single person he has appointed in government so far is capable of effecting change that would better the lives of our people. None of these men is a technic craft in any shape or form. For 12 years they had the power to advance policy for the development of the country, but did nothing order than filling their pockets. Now the same people are given power to continue to enrich themselves. What a joke! God save the nation.

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