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Pres. Sirleaf Suspends NPA MD Matilda Parker, Others

By President Sirleaf

Good evening:

Today, based on the findings of an investigation by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), involving the Managing Director and the Comptroller of the National Port Authority (NPA), I have suspended, with immediate effect, Mrs. Matilda W. Parker and Mrs. Christina K. Pealay as managing Director and Comptroller, respectively.

I have directed the Ministry of Justice to collaborate with the LACC, and all accused persons associated with this investigation, in order to inform additional actions, should they be required.

In an unrelated matter, except for statutory members of the Board of Directors of the NPA, and the Chairperson who was recently named, I have suspended all other members of the Board.

Furthermore, I have instructed the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs to immediately liaise with all chairpersons of Boards of all State-owned Enterprises to collate, and report to me, all resolutions which have been passed by these Boards especially on board fees, benefits and other compensations.

Where it is established that Boards have assigned emoluments to chairpersons and members that are inconsistent with established policies of this administration, it will be my pleasing duty to reverse all such resolutions. And in this regard, I will not hesitate to direct additional remedies, should they be required, to cure such unacceptable actions, wherever they are found to be practiced.

May God continue to bless the honest works of our hands and save the State.
Source: The Liberian Government

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