Old Faces in New Government -As Boakai Appoints First Appointment

MONROVIA: While there has been a huge anticipation that the new government under President Joseph Nyuma Boakai will parade a good number of new and fresh faces that will jumpstart the prospect of reawakening the spirit of national renewal, the first appointments announced late last evening by the office of the President fell short of what was envisaged as the first five persons were recycled from the regime of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

According to a press statement issued by the Office of the President, those appointed were Boima Kamara, Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Sylvester Grisby, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Gregory Coleman, Inspector General of Police, Kofi Woods, National Security Adviser to the President and Sam Gaye, Director of the Executive Protection Service(EPS)

Boima Kamara, it would be recalled, previously served as a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia and became the last Minister of Finance under the dispensation of Madam Sirleaf. He was, however, never retained by President George Manneh Weah  when he took over state power in 2018.

Sylvester Grisby also served under the administration of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Deputy of Foreign Affairs for international cooperation. Until his appointment, Grisby was Chief of Office Staff to Ambasador Joseph Nyuma Boakai and works with the Joseph Nyuma Boakai Sr Foundation as its Chief Operating Officer.

As for Gregory Coleman, he will be making a rebound to his old occupation as Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, a position he formerly occupied under both Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and George Manneh Weah.

While Kofi Woods who was appointed as National Security Agency(NSA) formerly served under Ellen both as Public Works and Labor Ministers just as  nothing much has been gathered about Sam Gaye who goes to the EPS as its head.

All appointments are subject to confirmation of the Liberian Senate.

Meanwhile, more appointments are said to be anticipated in the coming days.

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