James F. Kollie, Jr. Seeks Answers from Solicitor General-Designate, Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephas

Dr. James F. Kollie through a communication dated June 19, 2019 is “seeking answers from Solicitor (Designate), Cllr. Cephus regarding the publication of his name on a list of persons believed to link to malfeasance”. The content of Mr. Kollie’s letter is self explanatory and can be found BELOW:

James F. Kollie, Jr.

Monrovia, Liberia

June 19, 2019


Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephas

Solicitor General (Designate)

Ministry of Justice

Monrovia, Liberia

Dear Cllr. Cephas:

I present you greetings and wish to respectfully inquire about the basis upon which my name was mentioned on a list of ‘persons of interest’ issued by you on 19 June 2019.

Cllr. Cephas, because the list made reference to GAC Audit Reports for the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017, I really do want to know the following:

  1. Is there actually any audit report by the GAC on $13 million provided by the European Union?
  2. Did that report, if it exists, ever mentioned my name?
  3. Does that report have any responses from me in it?
  4. Is the mentioned of me or anyone purely on the basis of unsubstantiated media and press reports?

Cllr. Cephas, I am constrained to ask these questions because to the best of my knowledge, no auditor have ever asked me any question about EU $13 million and so for your press statement to claim that there is a GAC Audit report is totally surprising and baffling.

And if there is no GAC Audit Report, Cllr. Cephas, I want you to imagine the irreparable damage that you have caused to our reputation. For example, Boima S. Kamara was not even working at the Ministry of Finance in 2013 (the period of the purported report) and so it would be impossible for him to have been involved in any audit at that time.

Honorable Solicitor General (designate), I am hoping that you will take these questions in good faith and do everything you can to respond so that the record can be set straight.

Thanking you for your professionalism, I remain.

Yours truly,

James F. Kollie, Jr.

COPY: Cllr. Frank Musah Dean, Minister of Justice & Attorney General, RL

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