By Ethel A. Tweh
The plenary of the Liberian Senate has unanimously confirmed eleven presidential nominees following reports from its relevant Standing Committees.
Those confirmed for various positions on Tuesday, 6 February 2024 include Bill Jones, Deputy Finance Minister for Administration, and Elwood T. Nettey, Comptroller and Accountant General, Ministry of Finance and Development-Planning.
The Senate also confirmed Anthony G. Myers, Deputy Finance Minister for Fiscal Affairs, Dehpue Y. Zuo, Deputy Finance Minister for Economic Management Planning, and Tanneh G. Brunson, Deputy Finance Minister for Budget and Development Planning.
The confirmations of the recently nominated officials followed recommendations by the Senate Committee on Ways, Means, Finance, and Budget, chaired by Bong County Senator Price K. Moye. All 28 senators in session voted in favor of the nominees.
At the same time, the plenary confirmed Col. Gregory Coleman, Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, and Col. Abraham S. Kromah, Director of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency.
The body also unanimously confirmed Sam Gaye as Director of the Executive Protection Service.
Their confirmations also followed recommendations by the Senate Committee on Defense, Security, Intelligence, and Veteran Affairs, headed by Lofa County Senator Momo T. Cyrus.
Additionally, the Senate has confirmed Dr. Jarso Meley Jallah, Minister of Education as recommended by the Senate Committee on Education and Public Administration, chaired by Senator Nathaniel McGill of Margibi County.
Dr. J. Alexander Nuetah was also confirmed as Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, and Amin Modad, Minister of Commerce and Industry.
Their confirmations came after separate reports by the two Committees on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Commerce, Trade and Industry, respectively.
Meanwhile, the President of the Liberian Senate and Vice President Jeremiah Kpan Koung has instructed the Secretary General of the Senate to formally communicate the latest decisions with the President Boakai.