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(MONROVIA LIBERIA – Tuesday, April 7, 2015) As Government works to achieve its goals over the remaining years of the administration, there is need for strategic changes in the administration.



In doing so, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has given due recognition and thanks to many who have been with and stood by the Government but who now require new challenges worthy of their skills. This means opportunity for others who would bring more dynamism and urgency to Government’s determination for more timely and effective implementation of these programs.

She therefore ask for all Liberians continued trust and confidence to help as Government tackle the next challenges and embark on the difficult road for Post-Ebola Economic Recovery.

As such, the Liberian leader 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 the (with the rank of Deputy Minister)        Emergency Operation Center

Ministry of Education
Mr. George Werner                    -    Minister
Mr. Aagon Tingba                      -    Deputy Minister, Administration
Dr. Romelle A. Horton                 -    Deputy Minister, Instruction
Mr. Gbovadeh Gbilia                    -    Assistant Minister, Fiscal Affairs & Human Resource Development
Mr. Seklau Dukuly                      -    Assistant Minister, Science, Technology, Vocational and Special Education
Mrs. Felicia Doe-Sumah               -    Assistant Minister, Basic and Secondary Education
Mr. Augustine Martin Kuleh          -    Asst. Minister, Student Personnel Services
Mrs. Yukhiko D’Lovette Amnon    -    Assistant Minister, Early Childhood Education
Mr. Advertus O. Wright              -    Assistant Minister, Teacher Education

Civil Service Agency
Dr. Puchu Leona Bernard           -    Director General
Mrs. Wanneh Clarke Reeves       -    Deputy Director General/ HR Mang. & Policy


Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR)
Mr. Adolphus Wade                 -    Commissioner



National Commission on Disabilities
Mrs. Ricardia Dennis                -    Executive Director
Rev. Fallah Boima                    -    Deputy Director for Administration
Mr. Joshua Bull                       -    Deputy Director for Technical Services

Internal Audit Agency
Mr. Clarence Williams               -    Deputy Director for Administration

Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC)
Mr. Sumo Kupee                    -    Managing Director

National Port Authority
Dr. Henrique Tokpah              -    Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ministry of Justice
Cllr. Emmanuel Tulay               -     Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs
Cllr. Harriette G. Badio             -    Deputy Minister for Codification
Attorney Frederick Gbemie      -    Assistant Minister for Administration
Attorney Kou Dorliae              -    Assistant Minister for Economic Affairs

Ministry of Internal Affairs
Mr. Stephen Neufville             -    Deputy Minister for Urban Affairs

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
Mr. Sumoiwuo Zizi Harris         -     Assistant Minister for Rural Development


Ministry of Youth and Sports
Mr. Lance Gbagonyon             -    Assistant Minister for Youth (replacing Mr. Teeko Yorlay who Development Goes away for further training)

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 Examination Council (MoE)
One Representative from the Technical and Vocational Education Training Institute (MoE & MY&S)

Paynesville City Council
Mr. Abel Voker
Mr. Nowai Gorlorwulu
Mr. Massaquoi Kamara
Mr. James Davies
Ms. Alice Baysah
Mr. Formbah Trawally
Mrs. Lorpu Kandakai
Mrs. Zoe Baker
Ms. Cyvette Gibson

Finally, in order to ensure effectiveness in our effort to modernize the Liberia Airports, the entire Liberia Airport Authority Board is dissolved to be reconstituted in the shortest possible time.