More than a year into his administration, President George Manneh Weah announced what appears to be his first shakeup in government, replacing some key officials at certain positions while transferring some from one position to another.
In a brief statement issued on the Executive Mansion website Thursday, 16 May, the presidency indicates that President Weah’s decision affect the Ministry of Justice.
In his first reshuffle, President Weah replaces Liberia’s Solicitor General Cllr. Daku Mulbah with Deputy Agriculture Minister Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus.
The outgoing Solicitor General, Cllr. Mulbah worked for several years in former President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf’s administration as Montserrado County Attorney before being appointed by President Weah in early 2018 as Liberia’s Solicitor General.
But he departs the key government prosecuting post with many high profile cases involving influential folks including both former and current government officials yet to be determined.
President Weah also transfers Deputy Police Inspector General for Operations Col. Robert Budy to the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) as the entity’s new Commissioner General.
Ahead of his appointment to serve as operation chief (102) at the Liberia National Police (LNP) by President Weah in early 2018, Col. Budy had worked as Deputy Commissioner General for Operation at LIS from 2010 to 2018, meaning he is returning to his root this time as head of the institution.
At the LNP Col. Budy is being replaced by Marvin Sarkor as new police Inspector General for Operations or 102.
Further at the Ministry of Justice, President Weah has nominated Atty. Aaron Kparklin as Assistant Minister for Taxation.
According to the Executive Mansion, these nominations are subject to confirmation by the Liberian Senate.