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NBC boss dismisses his deputy, but Weah reverses decision

By Bridgett Milton

The Director General of the National Bureau of Concession (NBC) Atty. Edwin N. Dennis has with immediate effect dismissed his Deputy, Mr. Nathaniel Bracewell.

But President George Weah has reversed his decision with subsequent suspension for undermining executive power.

According to the dismissal letter issued to Mr. Bracewell Monday morning, 18 April 2022, upon his arrival at the entrance of the NBC in line with Section 10 (1) and 11 (1) of the Act creating the NBC, Mr. Bracewell’s service at the Bureau was terminated.

Atty. Dennis noted in the dismissal letter that for the past four months, Mr. Bracewell has failed to produce monitoring and evaluation reports and evaluating exercises conducted since May 2021.

He added that Mr. Bracewell has at the same time failed to restitute undeserved salaries for a four-month period of unexcused absence from work from the period of October 2021 to January 2022.

Dennis went on to say that Bracewell is in the act of unwarranted verbal aggression to senior staff members of the NBC.

Early Monday morning, 18 April, Mr. Bracewell was stopped from entering the NBC building on the orders of Atty. Dennis.

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Speaking to a team of journalists at the NBC Monday, Mr. Bracewell said all the claims and allegations made by his boss are false and misleading.

He said in February he made his monitoring evaluation report to his boss before he could travel to the United States.

Bracewell added that during their last senior staff meeting last week Monday, Atty. Dennis made it clear that he got direct instructions from President George M. Weah to dismiss him but he told him that it was a lie.

Bracewell contended that if the President doesn’t want him in his government, he would be dismissed by the president and not by someone else.

He argued that he was appointed by President Weah and he doesn’t understand where a presidential appointee can dismiss another presidential appointee.

Bracewell noted that it is only the president that has the power to do such.

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