The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has overwhelmingly rejected President George Manne Weah’s nominee for the post of Deputy Commissioner for International Registry, Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA).
17 members of the Senate voted rejecting nominee Edwina Collins Thursday, 9 June 2022. Bong County Senator Prince K. Moye abstained during the vote.
The Senate’s decision was triggered by a report by its Standing Committee on Maritime, headed by Grand Bassa County Senator Jonathan L. Kaipay. Kaipay’s report had recommended Madam Collins’ rejection.
The Committee indicated that based on its cross-examinations of Madam Collins, it realized that the country needs a competent Liberian who will relate to international partners.
The committee said it did so for the smooth operation of the Maritime sector.
It noted however that Madam Collins is smart and has the passion to serve her Country, but not in that capacity.
The committee reported that an intern who doesn’t have an in-depth knowledge and experience of the sector is not well suited for the position.
Meanwhile, the President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate Albert T. Chie has instructed the Senate Secretary to communicate with President Weah’s the Plenary’s decision.