6 July 2010

Liberia: Ethel Davies - 'I Am Not an Angel' - Says CBL Financial Scandal is Regrettable

The Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), now Ambassador designate to the Republic of Germany, Madam Ethel Davies has described the US1.17M financial scandal at the CBL as unfortunate and regrettable.

She said having worked in public service for over 25 years; she has great love and dedication for her country. She added that being a person of competence and managerial skills, she knows the needs of her country.

Madam Davies made these remarks Monday when she appeared before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee for confirmation hearing at the Liberian Senate.

In her deliberation, Madam Ethel Davies promised to work in three key areas which she believes will strengthen Liberia's relationship with Germany when confirmed by the Liberia Senate.

Madam Davies promised to promote and build diplomatic and bilateral cooperation between Liberia and Germany, create awareness in areas of investment potentials of Liberia and attract investors to the country.

Few months ago, Madam Davies resigned her post at the CBL following a financial scandal which resulted to the withdrawing of US1.17M from the CBL account to EcoBank. Two persons have been found guilty for forging President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's signature to withdraw the money from the bank.

The Ambassador designate also promised to treat all Liberian equal when ever they visit Germany and disclosed that she will seeks scholarship opportunities for Liberians to study in that country.

Meanwhile two other Ministers designate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Levi Demmah, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Allen S. Kromah Assistance Minister for Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs have promised to buttress the work of their collogues at the ministry.

Mr. Demmah said he has come to serve and strengthen the work of President Sirleaf in moving the country's development agenda forward. He noted that he is prepared to face the challenges at the Ministry as it relates to foreign mission and the home office.

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