Outgoing Internal Affairs Morris M. Dukuly on Monday turned over the affairs of the ministry on the first working day following his dismissal over the weekend.
In a short statement, Mr. Dukuly thanked President Sirleaf for her confidence and the opportunity afforded him to serve in her administration and the people of Liberia. He said serving the administration as Minister of Internal Affairs with responsibility for administration of the 15 counties has been a special privilege, and he was pleased that he gave the full measure of his creative energy, leadership, and attention to this responsibility.
The ouygoing Internal Affairs Minister expressed his thanks and appreciation to the donor and bilateral partners, including the Country Team of United Nations, United Nations Development Program, European Union, World Bank, United States Agency for International Development, Swedish Agency for International Development (SIDA), and the Government of Norway for financial and technical contributions to the programs of the Government of Liberia led by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
He also thanked his former Cabinet Colleagues for their friendship and collaborative support. Mr. Dukuly also expressed his thanks and appreciation to Superintendents, other local government officers, and his former colleagues at the Ministry for their support and cooperation, and collaboration which contributed to achieving the progress they have made.
Mr. Dukuly said as he returns to private life, he will continue to support the President and her Administration’s agenda. Meanwhile, Mr. Dukuly said that although he understands the law does not require it, he was immediately proceeding to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) to self-declare and file an exit asset declaration to complete his record with the Commission.