Information reaching the New Dawn indicates that President George Mannah Weah is nearing his first major cabinet shakeup. Multiple sources have informed this paper that the impending cabinet reshuffle is expected to affect the Ministries of Public Works, Defense, Justice among others.
Unconfirmed reports also indicates that the reshuffle could see a musical chair swinging at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Sources within the corridors of power have indicated that Public Works Minister Mobutu VlahNyenpan would be among the first heads to roll. Minister Nyenpan, a former Senator of Sinoe County is the current Minister of Public Works and a very close friend of Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor.
Though, his likely replacement at the Ministry has nothing to do with his closeness to the Vice President, relations between both the Vice President Taylor and President Weah had been shaky since the Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC took office in January 2018.
Vice President Howard Taylor, who sources say is always seen carrying the Liberian Constitution under her arm at senior cabinet meetings to inform the president of her constitutional role has not been in good standing with the president. Some sources say instead of acting like a vice president she appears to want more than a sitting vice president.
At the Ministry of Justice, there appears to be an ongoing intense lobby for the Solicitor General’s position, which is likely to slip from the hands of DarkuMulbah, a former Montserrado Attorney under the former regime of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
The situation at the Ministry of Defense, still remain unclear as a final decision on the change of guard is still being contemplated, according to sources. But there appears to be more uncertainty there than it looks on the naked eye.
Why there are increasing rumor about the fate of the Minister of Finance Development Planning, Minister Samuel Tweah still appears to enjoy the confidence of President Weah.
It took President Weah several months to complete his cabinet upon taking office in January last year. Sources say the president is carefully studying the CVs of those tipped to be appointed this time around. More apor-Writes Othello B. Garblah