LURD Nominates More Persons to Transitional Government

By Martin C. Benson


The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

Distributed by

The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted October 22, 2003

The Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), has made additional nominations to fill its slots in the National Transitional Government of Liberia(NTGL), in accordance with the comprehensive Accra peace accord.

LURD Chairman Sekou Damate Conneh, who last evening said his nominees will today begin taking up their respective posts in the government, named 15 persons for the Ministries and Public Corporations allotted to his organization.

Among those named are; Jackson E. Doe, Minister of State; Ansumana Kwesiah, Deputy Minister of Public Works; Edward Farley, Director of GSA; Isaac Nyenabo, Vice Governor, Central Bank of Liberia; Zoe Pennoey, Deputy Managing Director, Liberia Petroleum Refinery Corporation (LPRC), and Mustafa Kamara, Deputy Minister of Commerce.

Others nominated are, Soko V. Sackor, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Joe Wylie, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Defense; A. Seyeh Sheriff, Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of Liberia; A. Vamuyan Corneh, Assistant Minister for Revenue, Ministry of Finance; Isaiah Tee Saley, Managing Director, LPMC; Roosevelt Quiah, Chairman, National Investment Commission (NIC); Joe Gballah, Managing Director, Liberia Telecommunications Corporation and Chayee Z. Doe, Managing Director, NPA.

Mr. Conneh said it is the desire of his organization for the NTGL to begin active work. He also called for the speedy elections of the Speaker and deputy Speaker of the NTLA in order for them to begin screening the executive nominees, adding, "this peace process should not be delayed but must move forward."

On the nullification of county nominees to the NTGL, Mr. Conneh said elections should be held in the counties and not in Monrovia, so as to reflect broad-base participation of the people of the various political subdivisions. He then wondered, "how can you say the place is not safe and you want to represent the very people in those areas you declared unsafe".

Mr. Conneh has expressed delight that forces of LURD can come to central Monrovia and move freely without molestation adding, "that was what they were deprived of in the past."
Meanwhile, the LURD boss said he will by this afternoon complete the nomination process.
Mr. Conneh recently nominated Cllr. Kabineh Janneh as Justice Minister; Lusine Kamara as Finance Minister, and Cllr. Lavela Supuwood as Minister of Labor.

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