LIBERIA: Pres. Sirleaf Suspends Three, Dismisses One

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has suspended three senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with immediate effect.

Those suspended by the Liberian leader are the Deputy Minister for Administration, Una Kumba Thompson; the Consul-General, Consulate of the Republic of Liberia in New York, Williams G. Greaves, Jr. and the Comptroller of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, James G. Quiqui.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the three officials were suspended based on reports of their alleged involvement in financial impropriety.

They will be turned over to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) for further investigation.

In another development, President Sirleaf has dismissed the Deputy Director-General for Administration of the General Services Agency (GSA), Mr. Galakpai Kortimai.

The press release did not give any reasons for Mr. Kortimai’s dismissal, but said it takes immediate effect.

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