Ellen Suspends 3 At Foreign Affairs; Dismisses GSA Deputy

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has with immediate effect suspended three senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Those suspended by the Liberian leader include the Deputy Minister for Administration, Una Kumba Thompson; Consul-General, Consulate of the Republic of Liberia in New York, Williams G. Greaves, Jr.; and Comptroller of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, James G. Quiqui.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the three officials are suspended on reports of their involvement in financial impropriety.

They will be turned over to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) for further investigation.

In another development, President Sirleaf has dismissed the Deputy Director-General for Administration of the General Services Agency (GSA), Mr. Galakpai Kortimai. His dismissal takes immediate effect.