Nimba’s ‘Most Prominent’ Female Administrator Dies

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One of Nimba County’s prominent female administrators, Madam Emma Konah, has died after a protracted illness.

Madam Konah was the first Administrative District Commissioner of Bain-Garr District and served from 2004 to 2010.

She was unceremoniously removed from office in May 2010, after a merger convention in Ganta, between the Unity Party, the Liberia Action Party, and the Unification Party.

Later, in the 2011 general elections, Madam Konah contested for the post of representative for Nimba County Electoral District # 1. She lost to Jeremiah Koung.

In 2013, she was appointed Statutory Superintendent of Sanniquellie  Mah, with supervision over four administrative district commissioners.

During her administration as Administrative District Commissioner of Bain-Garr, the district administrative office was constructed with funding from the UNDP Small Arms Program.

She died on the 8th February, 2014, in Ganta where, at the local funeral home, her body has been deposited.

There had been no official statement as yet from local authorities regarding her burial.  Family sources, however, hinted that her body would be taken from the funeral home on Friday, February 31, for a night of wake keeping.  Interment follows on Saturday, February 22.

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