Is George Werner A Good Fit to Serve As Education Minister?

PAUL JACKSON President Sirleaf has an admirable record of including young Liberians in her government and deserves commendation for such far-sighted approach.But the position of Education Minister is one that has huge public policy implications, so when selecting or appointing anyone to that position, the decision must be tempered with a desire to produce results than by a drive to foster political opportunism. We all understand the role loyalty plays in political appointments, but a position such as Education Minister requires someone with more substance than political swagger. For starters,…

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Liberia: 3000 Thousand Ghost Names Removed

Liberian Listener Staff Report MONROVIA— Civil Service Agency (CSA) Director-General George Werner has disclosed that the Government of Liberia currently has 44,000 employees on its payroll. Werner said the current payroll is the result of the deletion of over 3,000 ghost names by the CSA through the Biometric exercise introduced under the Civil Service Reform Program. Appearing before the House of Representatives Tuesday of last week, the CSA Director-General, described the exercise as ‘successful,’ he also told the body that the process have been temporarily halted due to the Ebola outbreak.…

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