President Joseph Nyumah Boakai made additional nominations Wednesday, 24 January as he gradually forms his government, affecting the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Commerce and Industry, Education, the Liberia Revenue Authority, and the National Drug Enforcement Agency, pending senate confirmation.
According to the Executive Mansion, those nominated by the President include Madam Sara Beysolow Nyanti, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dr. J. Alexander Nuetah, Minister of Agriculture; Mr. Amin Modad, Minister of Commerce & Industry; Dr. Jarso Jallah Saygbe, Minister of Education; Dr. Louise Kpoto, Minister of Health; Mr. Dorbor Jallah, Commissioner-General, Liberia Revenue Authority; and Abraham K. Kromah, Director General, Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency.
President Boakai Thursday, 25 January appointed Ms. Kula Bonah Nyei Fofana, as Presidential Press Secretary with immediate effect.
According to the Executive Mansion, Ms. Fofana comes to the position with deep knowledge in public relations and communication.
On Monday, January 22, 2024, immediately following his inauguration, the President nominated five officials, pending Senate Confirmation.
According to the Office of the President, those nominated include Boima S. Kamara, Minister of Finance and Development Planning; Sylvester M. Grigsby, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs; Samuel Kofi Woods, National Security Advisor; Gregory Coleman, Inspector General, Liberia National Police; and Sam Gaye, Director, Executive Protective Service (EPS), bringing to total 11 nominees as of 22nd January.
Same time, President Boakai has received a donation of Firefighting equipment from the International Association of Fire Chiefs for use by the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS).
The Executive Mansion says in brief remarks during the presentation Wednesday at his private residence in Rehab community, Mr.Boakai thanked Mr. Butler for what he called ‘ his kindness and show of solidarity’ to his administration.
He appealed to Mr. Butler to do all he can to assist the LNFS to enable it combat growing fire disasters in Monrovia and parts of the country.
Earlier, Mr. Butler assured President Boakai of his organization’s readiness to work with Liberian firefighters in the area of capacity building and many other important interventions.
According to the release, prior to assuming the Presidency, President Boakai had secured fire equipment and training opportunities for the LNFS from Brooklyn Park in the United States of America. Editing by Jonathan Browne