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Pres. Weah makes new appointments in Gov’t

by Varflay Kamara

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah has made new appointments in Government subject to confirmation by the Liberian Senate, where applicable.

Acting Public Works Minister, Ruth Coker-Collins, has been appointed Minister Proper at the Public Works Ministry, replacing the late Mobutu Nyenpan, who died two years ago.

Others appointed are Mr. Darlington Karnley, Manager if the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA).

According to an Executive Mansion release issued Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Mr. Karnley worked at Boeing, America’s leading aircraft manufacturer as Avionics Tech Specialist Manager.

The release said he is also an Aviation Maintenance Technician in Airframe and power plant.

Mr. Karnley comes to the portfolio with a rich background in the field of Aviation.

At the same time, President Weah has withdrawn the nomination of Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh as Chairman of the Governance Commission with immediate effect.

Dr. McIntosh was nominated on April 6, 2022, as Chairman of the Governance Commission by the Liberian Chief Executive.

An Executive Mansion release issued quotes President Weah as saying the withdrawal of the nomination is to allow Dr. McIntosh pursue his political ambition.

The release said in a letter dated April 28, 2 022, Dr. McIntosh wrote the President expressing his desire to fully participate in the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections.

Dr. McIntosh said Section 5.3.4 of the Act which created the Commission states:” Commissions must be nonpartisan to prevent the Governance Agenda and Process from being a political one”.

Meanwhile, President Weah has graciously accepted the letter and wish Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh well in his future endeavors.

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