Former Liberian Police Director Turns Over Ofice


The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted October 17, 2003

In keeping with the ECOWAS facilitated Accra Peace Accord for Liberia, Police Director Paul Mulbah on Wednesday turned over his gavel of authority to Senior Inspector Col. Edward Kitson-Thomas.

Director Mulbah said, he was turning over to the Senior Inspector of Police who will act as Officer-in-Charge until a new Director is appointed, a release said.

Speaking during a ceremony at the National Police Headquarters, Director Mulbah said although he was leaving, dynamism must continue to exist as an institution.

According to a release, Col. Mulbah who turned over along with all other presidential appointed officers, to include Deputy and Assistant Directors urged those remaining to close ranks and work in the interest of the public.

He said he was leaving not because of weakness nor inefficiency, but in keeping with the peace accord which seeks to restore peace in the country.

He then congratulated his colleagues for cooperating with him during his tenure as Director.
Concluding, Col. Mulbah further warned the Office-In-Charge and his men not to engage in acts that will bring the organization to disrepute but to work in conformity with its statutory responsibility.
Meanwhile, the release said, the appointment of Col. Thomas comes as a result of chairman Bryant’s executive order Number One, which states that for each Ministry or autonomous agency and commission, the most senior director of similar official, in terms of tenure, within the department/bureau of administration shall serve as head of the Ministry, agency or commission, as spelt out in the Accra Peace Accord

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