9 June 2014

Liberia: Ellen Dismisses Deputy GSA Boss, Suspends Three Officials

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf hasdismissed the Deputy Director-General for Administration of the General Services Agency (GSA), Mr. Galakpai Kortimai.

According to an Executive Mansion press release, his dismissal takes immediate effect. But the press release did not state why President Johnson-Sirleaf took the action.

In a related development, the President 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, UnaKumba 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.

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.

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