9 May 2013

Liberia: President Sirleaf Dismisses BWI Principal Jackollie, Appointing Interim and New Board - Dismissal, Suspension At Labour, Posts & Telecom

Based upon reports of financial malpractice, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has today dismissed Mr. Michael Wah from the position of Assistant Minister for Trade Union Affairs of the Ministry of Labour.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf has also suspended, pending further investigation, the Deputy Minister of Administration of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Mr. Levi Demmah, for action inappropriate of a high-level official in securing a bank loan for a contractor.

In another development, the President, in her capacity as Chairman and Ex-Officio of the Board of Governors, has dismissed the Principal of the Booker Washington Institute, Mr. Mulbah Jackollie, for his inability to manage the affairs of the institution, and has appointed Mr. Alexander M. Massey to serve as Acting Interim Principal.

The following eight persons have been appointed, by the President, as non-statutory members of the BWI Board of Trustees:

1. Dr. Joe Isaac

2. Mr. Kenneth Y. Best

3. Mr. John Youboty

4. Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva

5. Ms. Joyce Harris

6. Mr. Ralph Henri

7. Mr. Emmanuel Lawrence

8. Mr. Bill Morris

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