The Board of Commissioners of the Governance Commission (GC) has appointed Commissioner George W. Howe, Jr. as Officer-In-Charge and head of the Board of Commissioners of the Governance Commission with immediate effect, pending the appointment of a new Chairperson by President George Manneh Weah.
Speaking at his induction ceremony, Commissioner Howe praised members of the GC’s board of commissioners for his preferment and promised to work hard and to continue the good legacy of the Commission. He called on employees of the Commission to remain resolute in the discharge of their duties.
According to a press release, Commissioner Howe also informed the GC’s staff that his ascendency is a call to duty, accepted to serve in this rotational position, saying ”At any given time the board can rotate this position to another commissioner since it is completely an internal arrangement for leadership and is only active in the absence of a presidential appointment of an overall chair of the Commission”.
He appealed to President Weah to complete the appointment of members of the Board of Commissioners, including vice-chair and chairman positions, respectively of the Commission, stressing that this would help build confidence among staff and also with partners for continuous collaboration.
Commissioner Howe presently serves as a commissioner with oversight for Political, Legal Reforms Mandate Area/ Decentralization, one of the five mandate areas in the Commission. He succeeded Commissioner Elizabeth Dorkin, who has oversight of the Public Sector Reform Mandate Area. Commissioner Dorkin served in this position for over two years. Press Release