Pres. Weah Appoints New MCSS Superintendent; Restructures LEITI

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The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has appointed Isaac Saye-Lakpoh Zawolo as Superintendent of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS).

   The appointment, made Tuesday, November 23, 2021, takes immediate effect. Zawolo replaces Benjamin Jacobs.

   Also, in consonance with the LEITI Act of 2009, President Weah has, with immediate effect, made several appointments affecting the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG).

   The appointments, made on Monday, November 22, 2021, comprise of representatives of civil society organizations, the private sector, government and international observers.

   Those appointed from civil society organizations are Cecelia Danuweli, Publish What You Pay-Liberia; Winston W. Wreh, Liberia Labor Congress; Fallah B. Kamara, Mineral Civil Society Organizations of Liberia; and Loreta Pope Kai, National Civil Society Council of Liberia.         

   From the private sector, President Weah appointed Marcus Wleh, Mining Sector Representative; Elvis G. Morris, Agriculture Sector Representative; James M. Strothe, Oil Sector Representative; and E. Ekema A. Witherspoon, I, Forestry Representative.

   From the government’s angle, President Weah appointed C. Mike Doryen, Forestry Development Authority (FDA); Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., Ministry of Finance and Development Planning; Gesler E. Murray, Ministry of Mines and Energy; Atty. Saifuah M. Gray, National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL); Jeanine M. Cooper, Ministry of Agriculture; Cllr. F. Musa Dean, Ministry of Justice; Varney Sirleaf, Ministry of Internal Affairs; Thomas Doe-Nah, Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA); and Archie N. Donmo, Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA)

   President Weah also appointed the United States Embassy and GIZ as observers on the transparency initiative.

   The Liberian Chief Executive has named C. Mike Doryen as Chairman of the MSG and Minister E. Gelser Murray as Co-Chairperson.

   President Weah has tasked the new MSG to ensure that Liberia effectively implements the requirements of the EITI 2019 Standard.

   The new multi-stakeholder group will serve a three- year term, in keeping with section 6.5 and 6.6 of the Act.

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