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Boakai vex!

--Nominates 139 officials in one night

Liberian President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has nominated the highest number of officials in one night, in what appears like he is vexed over longstanding criticisms that he had been too slow in forming his cabinet.

On Monday night, 19 February 2024, President Boakai nominated 139 officials to lead different government ministries and agencies, the highest single nomination list released since his ascendancy on 22 January 2024.

At the start of his nomination of officials, President Boakai would slowly name cabinet officials and other nominees in smaller numbers, and at some point, wait for several days before naming additional officials.

His style of picking officials, which is said to involve a thorough vetting of potential nominees, has had the public eagerly waiting to know who their new officials are.

Monday’s presidential nominations affected several line Ministries and Agencies. At the Ministry of Internal Affairs, President Boakai has nominated Samuel Brown as Deputy Minister for Administration; Selena Polson Mappy as Deputy Minister for Operations; Cllr. Loseni F. Bility, Assistant Minister for Legal Affairs; James K. Yolei, Assistant Minister for Operations; and Mike Khailelu B. Jabateh, Assistant Minister for Urban Affairs.

Additional nominations at Internal Affairs include Brown B. Sarlee, Sr., Assistant Minister for Administration, and William Jallah, Assistant Minister for Cultural Affairs.

For the Local Government, which is under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, President Boakai has named Whroway Bryant as Superintendent for Montserrado County; Byron W. Zahnwea, Superintendent, River Cess County; Alex Grant, Superintendent, Grand Gedeh County; Miatta Dorley, Superintendent, Bomi County; Alfred Zinnah, Assistant Superintendent for Development, Bomi County; and Robert Bestman, Mayor of Paynesville City, Montserrado County.

At the Ministry of Health, President Boakai has nominated Roger S.W.Y. Domah, I., as Deputy Minister for Administration, and Martha Morris, Assistant Minister for Administration.

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At the Liberia Immigration Service, President Boakai has named former Lofa Senator Stephen Zargo as Commissioner General; Elijah F. Rufus, Deputy Commissioner for Administration; A. Kundukai Jaleiba, Deputy Commissioner for Operations; and Atty. Dickson R. Tamba, Deputy Commissioner for Naturalization.

At the Ministry of of Education, President Boakai has nominated Amos Fulley, Deputy Minister for Instructions; James Armah Massaquoi, Deputy Minister for Administration; Jonathan S. Jackson, Assistant Minister for Fiscal Affairs & Human Resource; and Clifford Konah, Jr., Assistant Minister for Teacher Education.

For the rest of the nominees announced, please read through the following list:

Ministry Of Information, Culture & Tourism: 

24) Atty. Dogba K. Norris, Jr., Assistant Minister For Culture & Tourism

Ministry Of Youth & Sports

25) Henry Yonton, Deputy Minister For Administration

26) J. Bryant Mcgill, Deputy Minister For Youth Development

27) G. Andy Quamie, Deputy Minister For Sports

28) Laraamand Nyonton, Deputy Minister For Technical, Vocational Education & Training

29) Valerie Williams, Assistant Minister For Administration

30) Kuta Gbakolay, Assistant Minister For Youth Development, 

31) Murvee Gray, Assistant Minister For Sports

32) Collins Tamba, Assistant Minister For Technical, Vocational Education & Training

Ministry Of Post & Telecommunications

33) Jeneba Paasewe, Deputy for Operations

34) Sheikh Sheriff, Chief Information Officer

35) V. Marshall Sambola, Assistant Minister for Operations

36) Moses Wright, Assistant Minister for Planning, Research Statistics & Documentation

Ministry Of Transport

37) Archibald S. Abban, Deputy Minister for Administration

38) Kansualism B. Kansuah, Deputy Minister for Land & Rail Transport, 

39) James Karpu Momo, Assistant Minister for Administration & Insurance, 

40) Zunu Kokolo Duyann, Assistant Minister for Land & Rail

Ministry Of Labor

41) Emmanuel C.D. Gonquoi, Deputy Minister for Planning & Manpower

42) Jackson F. Wolobah, Assistant Minister for Statistics

43) Emmanuel K. Barnes, I., Assistant Minister for Planning & Manpower Development

Ministry Of State for Presidential Affairs

44) George T. Marshall, Jr., Assistant Minister for Special Services

45) Mohammed Kromah, Assistant Minister for Human Resource

46) Terrence T. C. Woods, Presidential Aide 

47) Terry L. Quoie, Assistant Minister for Logistics

Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

53) Cllr. Deweh Gray, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

54) Gabriel H. Salee, Deputy Minister For Administration

55) Cllr. Jeddi Armah, Deputy Minister For Legal Affairs

56) Dr. Ibrahim Nyei, Deputy Minister For International Cooperation & Economic Integration

57) Cllr. Rosetta Nagbe Jahkollie, Assistant Minister For Legal Affairs

58) Naomi Gray, Assistant Minister For International Cooperation & Economic Integration

59) Leon M. Talery, Assistant Minister for European Affairs

60) Daniel Koikoi, Jr., Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs

61) Karishma Pelham-Raad, Assistant Minister for International Organization

62) Saywah Gbar, Assistant Minister of Public Affairs

63) Bob H. Sheriff, Ambassador Designate

Foreign Service Institute

64) Reginald B. Goodridge, Director General, Foreign Service Institute

Ministry Of Public Works

65) Jocelia J. Tarpeh, Deputy Minister for Rural Development & Community Services

66) John K. Zogar, Assistant Minister for Technical Services, 

67) Margaret T. Sarsih, Assistant Minister for Operations

68) Sundiata Juaseii, Assistant Minister for Construction

69) Isaac Vaye, Jr., Assistant Minister for Rural Road

70) Abraham Rahim Bility, Assistant Minister for Program & Planning

71) Albert Touklon, Assistant Minister for Community Services

72) Julian Morias Johnson, Assistant Minister for Administration

Ministry Of Finance

73) Mrs. Sarah M. Mulbah, Assistant Minister for Budget

Liberia Telecommunications Authority

74) Abdullah Kamara, Chairperson

75) Patrick Honnah, Commissioner

76) Clarence Kortu Massaquoi, Commissioner 

77) Ben A. Fofana, Commissioner

78) Angela Bush Cassel, Commissioner

Liberia Telecommunications Corporation

79) Richardson Ndorbor, Chief Executive Officer

National Insurance Company of Liberia

80) Nortu Jappah, Managing Director

81) Abdullah Swaray, Deputy Managing Director

National Road Fund of Liberia

82) Hanson S. Kiazolu, Chief Executive Officer 

Liberia Agriculture Commodity Regulatory Authority

83) Ceebee C.D. Barshell, Deputy Director General for Administration

Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority

84) Marilyne Logan, Director General

National Port Authority

85) J. Luther Tarpeh, Chairman Of The Board, National Port Authority

86) Mohammed S. Kromah, Co-Chairman Of The Board, National Port Authority

87) Jonathan Kaipay, Manager, Port Of Buchanan

Environment Protection Agency

88) Dr. Emmanuel K. Urey Yarkpawolo, Acting Executive Director,

National Transit Authority

89) Edmund Forh Forh, Managing Director

90) T. Melvin Cephas, Deputy Managing Director for Administration

91) Noah Zawu Gibson, Deputy Managing Director for Operations

National Lottery Authority

92) Ciapha Saah Gbollie, Director General

93) Ennish Fahnbulleh, Deputy Director General for Administration

94) Christian Cooper, Deputy Director General for Operations

National Housing Authority

95) Florence K. Geegbae, Managing Director

96) Steve Saah Kolubah, Deputy Managing Director for Administration

97) Alex W. Railey, Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services

Governance Commission

98) Prof. Alaric K. Tokpa, Chairman

Liberia Agency For Community Empowerment (LACE)

99) Jefferson S. Tucker, Deputy Executive Director

Civil Service Agency

100) Josiah Joekai, Director General 

101) Dahnu Mianyen, Deputy Director for Administration

Liberia Airport Authority

102) Helena M. Doe-Knuckles, Deputy Director General for Administration

Liberia Refugee, Repatriation & Resettlement Commission 

103) A.J. Armah Kanneh, Deputy Executive Director for Administration 

104) Richard Hoff, Deputy Executive Director for Operations

National Bureau of Concessions

105) Jsb Theodore Momo, Director General

106) Cllr. Rachell Yabah-Duobah, Deputy Director General For Concessions

National Public Health Institute of Liberia 

107) Robell Laytee Gbeintor, Director Of Public Health Research

Central Agricultural Research Institute

108) Joseph Toumed, Deputy Director General 

National Disaster Management Agency

109) Konto D. Saygar, Deputy Director For Administration

110) Louise K.D. Morris, Deputy Director For Operations

Liberia Intellectual Property Office

111) Garmai Koboi, Director General 

112) Clarence Cole, Deputy Director General For Copyright

National AIDS Commission

113) Alexander Zogbaye, Sr., Commissioner

National Identification Registry

114) Dr. Edward Liberty, Executive Director 

115) Alphonso Belleh, Deputy Executive Director For Administration 

General Services Agency 

116) Johnson P. Sloan, Deputy Director General For Administration

117) Robert Wilson, Deputy Director General For Operations

National Fire Service

118) Emmanuel Farr, Deputy Director For Administration, National Fire Service 

Center For National Documents & Records

119) D. Nelson Bearngar, Director General

Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation

120) Wilson Gaye, Deputy Managing Director for Administration

121) Eddie B. Miller, Deputy Managing Director for Finance 

122) Janice Love Bropleh, Deputy Managing Director for Sales & Marketing

123) Patrick Sandikie, Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services

124) Dr. Khalipha Bility, Chairman, Board of Directors

125) Mrs. Lucinda Cole Carter, Member, Board of Directors

126) Mrs. Comfort Bedell Dahn, Member, Board of Directors

127) Gabriel Flaboe, Member, Board of Directors

128) Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Member, Board of Directors

WASH Commission

129) George W. Yango, Chief Executive Officer 

130) Jackson Paye, Commissioner

Ministry of Agriculture

131) David K. Akoi, Deputy Minister for Planning And Development

132) Antoinette F. Dukuly, Deputy Minister for Administration

133) Moses R. Gbanyan, Deputy Minister for Regional Development Research and Extension

134) Solomon C. Hedd-Williams, Deputy Minister for Technical Services

135) Edward B. Perry, Assistant Minister for Extension

136) Folton Blasin, Assistant Minister For Administration

137) Zogbo Luther, Assistant Minister For Technical Services

138) Francis F. B. Mulbah, Assistant Minister For Planning And Policy

Liberia Petroleum Refining Company 

139) Mrs. Nancy Moye, Member of the Board, Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC).

The President has also recalled Ms. Masah Sobboh, Assistant Minister for Human Resources, Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs, and reappointed her as Coordinator for Special Services/Projects, Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs. 

These nominations, where applicable, are subject to confirmation by the Liberian Senate.

President Boakai further calls on all those nominated and appointed to continue to demonstrate diligence, commitment, integrity, professionalism, and loyalty in service to country.

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