21 August 2012

Liberia: Ellen Suspends Son, Others

Photo: Liberia Government
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addresses the U.S. council on foreign affairs.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has, with immediate effect, suspended 46 officials in her government, predominantly junior officers and county superintendents for failure to declare their assets to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission.

At the inception of her second term, the President mandated all officials nominated to public offices to declare their assets 14 days after taking office as part of the government's transparency and accountability measures in the public sector.

But most of the officials have apparently reneged in complying with the presidential directive, executing their respective functions in the midst of widespread improprieties.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the suspension will remain in force until President Sirleaf receives confirmation from the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission that those affected have met the Assets Declaration requirements.

Before being reinstated, the suspended officials will also be required to pay into government revenue an amount representing the value of their salaries and allowances for the period of suspension, the release added.

President Sirleaf has also requested heads of government parastatals to extend similar punitive action to other officials not appointed by her, but who are required to declare their assets, including comptrollers and financial officers.

The Executive Mansion named those suspended as follows:

Hon. E. Othello Gongar - Commissioner, Governance Commission

Hon. Wissedi Sio-Njoh - Commissioner, National AIDS Commission

Amb. Alhaji G. V. Kromah - Amb.-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Amb. David Anderson - Chief of Protocol/Executive Mansion

Hon. Micah Wilkins Wright - Deputy Minister/Solicitor General (MOJ)

Hon. William Greaves - Consul General, New York (MOFA)

Hon. Charles E. Sirleaf - Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Liberia

Hon. Albert K. Chelly - Deputy Director for Operations (DEA)

Hon. Rose E. Stryker - Deputy Director for Administration (LNP)

Hon. Boi Bleaju Boi - Deputy Director General for Operations (LFS)

Hon. Robert W. Budy - Deputy Commissioner for Operations (BIN)

Hon. Nathaniel Sie Hodge - Deputy Director for Special Services (NSA)

Hon. Daryl Ambrose Nmah - Director-General/Liberia Broadcasting System

Hon. Hattie Wureh-Hunder - Deputy Director General/Administration (LBS)

Hon. Ledgerhood Rennie - Deputy Director General for Broadcasting (LBS)

Hon. Peter F. Zaizay - Deputy Commissioner for Administration (BIN)

Dr. Wvannie Scott-McDonald - General Administrator (JFKMC)

Hon. Dr. Billy C. Johnson - Chief Medical Officer (JFKMC)

Hon. A. Richelieu Mitchell - Registrar, Cooperative Development Agency (CDA)

Hon. Dr. Moses Zinnah - Dep. Minister for Planning and Development (MOA)

Hon. Sam G. Russ - Dep. Minister for Operations (MLM&E)

Hon. Magdalene Dagoseh - Asst. Minister for Planning & Dev. (MoGD)

Hon. Saye Dahn Baawo - Asst. Minister for Curative Services (MoH&SW)

Hon. Patrick M'Bayo - Asst. Minister for Youth Development (MY&S)

Hon. Augustine V. Kimber - Asst. Minister for General Administration (MOE)

Hon. Israel C. Davies - Assistant Minister for European Affairs (MOFA)

Hon. Cllr. Augustine C. Fayiah - Assistant Minister for Litigation (MOJ)

Hon. Benedict F. Sannoh - Assistant Minister for Economic Affairs (MOJ)

Hon. James K. Kanneh - Assistant Director for Special Services (NSA)

Hon. Frank O. Nyekan - Assistant Director, Executive Protective Service

Hon. Louise McMillian - Asst. Minister for Culture (MICAT)

Hon. Peter G. Roberts, Sr - Asst. Minister for Research & Dev. (MIA)

Hon. Wellington Geevon Smith - Superintendent, River Cess County (MIA)

Hon. Etweda Cooper - Superintendent, Grand Bassa County (MIA)

Hon. Daniel G. Johnson - Superintendent, River Gee County (MIA)

Hon. Samuel F. Browne - Superintendent, Bomi County (MIA)

Hon. J. Milton Teahjay - Superintendent, Sinoe County (MIA)

Hon. Christiana Dagadu - Superintendent, Nimba County (MIA)

Hon. Selena Polson Mappy - Superintendent, Bong County (MIA)

Hon. Allen M. Gbowee - Superintendent, Gbarpolu County (MIA)

Hon. Ernest Gray Davis - Asst. Supt. for Development, Bomi County (MIA)

Hon. Philip T. Jah - Asst. Supt. for Dev. River Gee County (MIA)

Hon. Yassah G. Karmo-Fallah - Asst. Supt. for Dev., Gbarpolu County (MIA)

Hon. Anthony B. Sheriff - Asst. Supt. for Dev., Bong County (MIA)

Hon. Sylvester S. Lama - Asst. Supt. for Dev., Montserrado County (MIA)

Hon. Alvin Sampson Cephas - Asst. Supt for Dev., River Cess County (MIA)

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