President Ellen Johnson has made several appointments in Government affecting the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Labor, the Judiciary and the Grand Bassa Community College.
According to an Executive Mansion release dated 25 April; those appointed include Dr. Nathaniel G. Gbessagee, President of the Grand Bassa Community College with immediate effect. He replaces Madam Augurie Herring who has served as Interim President of the College since the removal of Dr. Levi Zangar.
While appointing a new head of the Grand Bassa Community College, Mrs. Sirleaf has dissolved the Board of Trustees of the College. An Executive Mansion release says the Board of Trustees will be reconstituted shortly consistent with the Charter of the College.
His appointment comes as a result of an independent Vetting Process instituted by the Commission on Higher Education of the Republic of Liberia. The Vetting Committee was chaired by retired Methodist Bishop Arthur F. Kulah and included representatives from the University of Liberia, the Commission on Higher Education, amongst others.
At the Judiciary, President Sirleaf has appointed Counselor Serena F. Garlawolu as Resident Judge of Criminal Court “E”, and Counsellor Scheaplor R. Dunbar as relieving Judge, Republic of Liberia. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Sirleaf has appointed Cllr. Lois Bruthus as ambassador to the United States of America and Mrs. Musu Ruhle as Liberia’s ambassador to neighboring Sierra Leone.
Mrs. Sirleaf has also appointed Atty. Jerome B. Kolleh as assistant minister for standards at the Ministry of Labor. These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation, where applicable. –-Press release