President Sirleaf Makes Another Appointment At Foreign Ministry

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
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The President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made more appointments in Government, subject to confirmation by the Liberian Senate.

    Among those appointed include Mr. Sylvester Grigsby, Deputy Minister for International Cooperation and Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Grigsby replaces Ambassador Conmany B. Wesseh who goes to Brussels as Liberia Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to Belgium, and Representative to European Commission.

     Also appointed are Mr. Samuel Thompson, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Liberia; and Mildred Reeves, member of the Board, Central Bank of Liberia.

    Others include Mrs. Edith G. Weh, Superintendant, Nimba County; Cooper Mykers, Assistant Superintendant for Development, Nimba County;  Mr. Daku Mulbah, County Attorney, Montserrado County; Mr. Sam Jackson, Member of the Board, Liberia Petroleum Refining Company and Darr Cooper, Acting Mayor, Ganta city, Nimba County.

   Meanwhile, President Johnson Sirleaf has nominated individuals to serve on the Independent National Commission on Human Rights.
 The Commission will be chaired by Cllr. M. Bedor Wla Freeman, a renowned Liberian journalist turned lawyer. Cllr. Freeman previously worked for the INQUIRER Newspaper in the 90s as Editor and also the UNDP and UNMIL human right department. He is well respected and treats his job with dedication and commitment.

Other  Members on the Independent National Commission on Human Rights are: Mr. Losene Bility; Atty. Esther Selon-Cee; and Mr. Clinton Layweh.  Others nominated to the Commission by the President are: Mr. George Dayrell; Mr. Joseph Cornomia; and Mr. Anthony Boakai.

The nominations were made in keeping with a short list submitted to the President by the Independent Committee of Experts in a letter dated January 16, 2007, under the signature of the Committee’s Secretary-general, Mark Marvey and Bishop Sumoward Harris, Chairman of the Independent Committee of Experts.

The nominations were made following amendments to the Independent National Commission on Human Rights Law establishing the Commission.

  The amendments were passed into law on May 21, 2009, signed by the President on June 3, 2009 and published into handbill on June 25, 2009.The nominations have been forwarded to the Liberian Senate for confirmation.