Senator Saah Joseph Accuse Of Dismissing LMHPRA Boss, David Sumo Unilaterally

Mr. David Sumo

Liberians and experts in the donor community are wondering as to what actually give rise to the unilateral dismissal of the Managing Director at Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHPRA), Mr. David Sumo by Montserrado County Senator Saah Joseph allegedly without the input of the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah who is clothed with the authority to appoint or dismiss.

According to GNN investigation, the dismissal of Mr. David Sumo as Managing Director of the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory was reportedly engineered by some unscrupulous importers of unhealthy medicines and health products the country due to his stringent measures against those in such habits.

GNN investigation has further discovered that some of these importers  are in closed contact with the Senator; using him as their cover-up  in order them to continue bringing into the country these unhealthy medicines and health products that are effecting the lager population due to the lack of control.

Speaking to the GNN, some Liberians and donor experts who spoke on the unilaterally dismissal of Mr. Sumo who has always been on the frontline in getting rid unhealthy health products on the Liberian markets by Senator Saah Joseph are questioning his role.

“Saah Joseph is not in the executive but rather he is a legislator why should he dismiss someone who is an appointee of the President. Is this how this government will run?” a concerned Liberian in the health sector who refused to be named wondered.

Some experts in the donor community are also wondering as to why such decision was taken, grading David Sumo as one of those who worked hard in bringing sanity to the Liberian health sector, especially when he took up time to making sure that unhealthy health products are not brought into the country.

Efforts to contact Senator Saah Joseph over the past five days proved unsuccessful, but not withstanding our investigation continue.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.