The remains of a former Senior Staff of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), the late Matthew Innis, have been laid to rest in Brewerville, following funeral services on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Bethel Outreach Cathedral in Sinkor.
In tributes to the memory of the late Matthew Innis, the CBL described him as “a pathfinder for the Forex Bureau Supervision; the trailblazer for the insurance sector; and a touch of reform for the microfinance sector.”
The tribute, read by the Deputy Head of the Financial Sector Development Unit (FSDU), Mr. George Gould, described as dedicated and selfless, the late Innis’s contributions to the Bank during his 19 years of services. “There are no words to tell you just what we feel inside because Innis’s death came as a shock and a hard blow to all of us,” the CBL said in the tribute. Extending heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, the Bank expressed the hope that God would continue to strengthen the family.
“You have left a scar on our lives that not even time can heal; a gap in our midst that no pleasure can fill,” a statement by the Regulation and Supervision Department, where the late Innis served as Deputy Director of Macro-finance until his death, said. The tribute was read by Mr. Jedidiah S. Lawubah, Sr. Examiner for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) & Counter Finance Terrorism Unit (CFTU), on behalf of the Regulations & Supervision Department.
The late Matthew Innis was employed at the CBL on April 4, 2000 as a Junior Examiner in the Regulation and Supervision Department; and later promoted to the position of Officer-In-Charge of the Insurance Section in March 2012. He was later promoted to the position of Assistant Director in the Supervision Department. On January 2, 2016, the late Matthew Innis was again promoted as Deputy Director in the Regulation and Supervision Department.
The late Matthew Innis died in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident early Sunday morning on March 3, 2019, along the SKD Boulevard in Gardnersville.-Press release