UPDATE: Amid Mountain Pressure, McGill, Twehway And Cephus Finally Resigned, President Says He Has Accepted
Liberian President George Weah has accepted the resignations of suspended Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel F. McGill, the National Port Authority (NPA) Managing Director, Bill Twehway and Solicitor General Cllr. Syrenius Sayma Cephus.
The two were suspended by President Weah following their designation by the United States of America Treasury Department last month for official corruption.
The President has been under pressure from the public to dismiss three.
The three were suspended last month by the Liberian President George Weah after the U.S. government announced sanctions on them for public corruption. The officials include the president’s chief of staff, the country’s chief prosecutor, and the managing director of Liberia’s National Port Authority.
Their suspensions were made less than 24 hours after the U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions on three senior Liberian officials for alleged corruption.
Nathaniel McGill, Liberia’s minister of state and the president’s chief of staff, is accused of a variety of corruption schemes, including directing warlords to threaten political rivals, bribery, and the misappropriation of state assets.
Sayma Cephus, Liberia’s solicitor general and chief prosecutor, is accused of shielding suspected criminals, blocking investigations into government corruption and interfering with evidence to ensure the conviction of political rivals. Bill Twehway, managing director of Liberia’s National Port Authority, is accused of funneling money from the port into private accounts.