New Appointments In Gov’t
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has made new appointments in Government subject to confirmation by the Senate where applicable.
Those appointed include: Ministry of Health Dr. Bernice Dahn; Minister, Dr. Francis Kateh-Deputy Minister of Health/Chief Medical Officer, Mr. Edward B. Tolbert-Deputy Minister for Administration, Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah-Head of the Incident Management System and (with the rank of Deputy Minister) Emergency Operation Center.
Those appointed at the Ministry of Education are, Mr. George Werner, Minister of Health; Mr. Aagon Tingba, Deputy Minister for Administration; Dr. Romelle A. Horton, Deputy Minister for Instruction, Mr. Gbovadeh Gbilia, Assistant Minister for Fiscal Affairs & Human Resource Development; Mr. Seklau Dukuly, Assistant Minister for Science, Technology, Vocational and Special Education; Mrs. Felicia Doe-Sumah-Assistant Minister for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Augustine Martin Kuleh-Asst. Minister, Student Personnel Services, Mrs. Yukhiko D. Lovette Amnon, Assistant Minister for Early Childhood Education and Mr. Advertus O. Wright-Assistant Minister for Teacher Education.
At the Civil Service Agency, Dr. Puchu Leona Bernard was named Director General and Mrs. Wanneh Clarke Reeves-Deputy Director General/HR Mang. & Policy. At the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR), Mr. Adolphus Wade was appointed Commissioner; while at the National Commission on Disabilities, Mrs. Ricardia Dennis has been appointed Executive Director, Rev. Fallah Boima-Deputy Director for Administration and Mr. Joshua Bull, Deputy Director for Technical Services.
At the Internal Audit Agency, Mr. Clarence Williams was named Deputy Director for Administration and at the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company,Mr. Sumo Kupee has been appointed Managing Director at the National Port Authority, Dr. Henrique Tokpah was named Chairman of the Board of Directors, while at the Ministry of Justice, Cllr. Emmanuel Tulay-Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Cllr. Harriette G. Badio, Deputy Minister for Codification, Atty. Frederick Gbemie was named Assistant Minister for Administration, Attorney Kou Dorliae-Assistant Minister for Economic Affairs.
Also at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Mr. Stephen Neufville was named Deputy Minister for Urban Affairs while at the Ministry of Public Works, Mr. Ousman Kamara-Assistant Minister for Administration, Mr. William Slour-Assistant Minister for Operations, Mr. N. Pawon Baoyue -Assistant Minister for Planning and Programming and Mr. Sumoiwuo Zizi Harris-Assistant Minister for Rural Development.
The President has also reconstituted the Monrovia Consolidated School System Board:Mrs. Hester Williams Catakaw, Cllr. Rosemarie James, Mrs. Christine Norman, Ms. Alveria Morris-Raynes, Mr. Charles S. N’Tow, Ms. Hawa Norris, Mr. Emmanuel O. Kparh, Mother Mary N. Brownell, Advisor.
Additionally, she has constituted the National Education Advisory Board which comprise of five members of the County School Boards (to be provided by MoE), Chairperson of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (to be provided by MCSS), The President of the Principal Association of Liberia; (to be provided by MoE), The President of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (MoE), The President of the Parent Teacher Association of Liberia (MoE), Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell (the President), The Executive Secretary of the Association of Liberian Universities (MoE), One Representative of the Federation of Labor Union (MoL), The President of Liberian National Students Union (MoE), One Representative from the Civil Service Association; (Civil Service), One Representative from the Chamber of Commerce; (Chamber of Commerce), One Representative from the Association of Private School Operators (MoE), The National Head of the West Africa Examinations Council (MoE) and One Representative from the Technical and Vocational Education Training Institute (MoE& MY&S).
The President also constituted the Paynesville City Council which includes Mr. Abel Voker, Mr. Nowai Gorlorwulu, Mr. Massaquoi Kamara, Mr. James Davies, Ms. Alice Baysah, Mr. FormbahTrawally, Mrs. LorpuKandakai, Mrs. Zoe Baker and Ms. Cyvette Gibson.
Finally, in order to ensure effectiveness in the effort to modernize the Liberia Airports, the entire Liberia Airport Authority Board is dissolved to be reconstituted in the shortest possible time.