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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

LIBERIA: PRESIDENT JOSEPH BOAKAI ANNOUNCES KEY APPOINTMENTS IN FIRST MOVE AS PRESIDENT

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MONROVIA – President Joseph Boakai wasted no time in making his mark on the government, as he announced his first round of appointments since assuming office today. The newly appointed officials are expected to play crucial roles in shaping the future of Liberia under President Boakai’s leadership.

Boima Kamara, a seasoned economist and financial expert, has been appointed as the Minister of Finance and Development Planning. With his extensive experience in the field, Kanara is a former finance minister under Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is expected to bring stability and growth to Liberia’s economy, which has been severely impacted.

Gregory Coleman, a highly respected law enforcement professional, has been named the Inspector General of Police. Coleman’s appointment comes at a critical time when the nation is grappling with rising crime rates and the need for effective law enforcement. His vast experience in the field especially as former police director, is expected to bring a renewed sense of security to the Liberian people.

Samuel Kofi Woods, a prominent human rights lawyer and activist, has been appointed as the National Security Advisor. Woods’ appointment reflects President Boakai’s commitment to upholding human rights and ensuring the safety and well-being of all Liberians. His expertise in the field will be instrumental in addressing security challenges and promoting peace and stability in the country.

Sylvester Grisgby, a seasoned public servant, has been appointed as the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs. Grisgby’s role will be crucial in coordinating and streamlining the President’s agenda, ensuring effective communication and collaboration between various government departments. His appointment is seen as a testament to President Boakai’s commitment to efficient governance and effective policy implementation. As President Boakai’s administration begins to take shape, these appointments signal his commitment to assembling a capable and diverse team that will work tirelessly to address the pressing challenges facing Liberia. The nation eagerly awaits the impact these individuals will have on the country’s future, as they embark on their respective roles under President Boakai’s leadership. They are subject to confirmation.

And Sam Gaye, Director of Executive Protective Service (EPS). The Executive Protection Service (EPS) provides high-level protection for the President and other key officials.

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