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Cllr. Reed Cooper is care-taker Monrovia City Mayor

By Nathan Charles
The seat of the  Monrovia City Major
The seat of the Monrovia City Major

(mylbsonline/Liberia)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has temporarily appointed Cllr. Henry Reed Cooper as head of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC).

Cllr. Cooper is a member of the MCC Council.
The President’s decision is due to the resignation of Suspended Acting Monrovia City Mayor, Mary Broh.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Johnson-Sirleaf asked Cllr. Cooper to take over the Monrovia City Corporation temporarily until a new Mayor of the city is designated and the corporation’s council reconstituted.

The President also endorsed the Council’s recommendation for continuation of the current MCC Management Team.

The Liberian Leader also recommended that a private sector financial comptroller be hired to provide temporary assistance in cash management and undertake assessment of the overall management system at the MCC.

President Johnson-Sirleaf said: “There are several bilateral and multilateral funding from development partners to the Monrovia City Corporation.”
“To ensure transparency, a private comptroller must be hired,” the Liberian President added.

Meanwhile, Cllr. Cooper has accepted the Acting Monrovia City Mayor post, but said: “I would be happy when a proper Mayor is appointed.

 


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