-Hits Dukuly, Helbs; As –Knuckles, Massaquoi on Board



By: Lewis K. Glay

Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted August 2, 2006


Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has thrown what appeared to be a direct missile hitting two of her key government officials.

The President yesterday replaced Presidential Affairs Minister Morris M. Dukuly and Special Security Services Director Victor Helbs, following the July 26 Independence Day Celebration fire disaster at the Executive Mansion.

The President named former Public Works Minister, Willie Knuckles as acting Presidential Affairs Minister and former Immigration Commissioner Chris Massaquoi as SSS Director respectively.

The President also made several nominations including H. Boima Fahnbulleh, National Security Advisor, Lusinee Donzoe, acting Public Works Minister, Anthony Kromah acting Minister of National Security, Abla Williams, acting Immigration Commissioner, Esther Liberty, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Evan Quah, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and Soko Sackor, Deputy Minister for Operations, Post and Telecommunications.

Others are Walter Wisner, Deputy Minister for Planning, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Edwood Dunn, Chief of Protocol Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vivian Wreh, Ambassador designate; Joseph Gebro, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of State and Emmett Kennedy, Chief of Protocol Executive Mansion.

The President said she was confident that those appointed would bring credit to the performance of the government.

Meanwhile, Mr. Dukuly has reportedly taken full responsibility of the fire incident at the Executive Mansion for which he had to resign

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