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Pres. Sirleaf suspends NPA Boss, Comptroller, others

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has suspended with immediate effect the Managing Director and Comptroller of the National Port Authority (NPA), Mrs. Matilda W. Parker and Mrs. Christina K. Pealay, respectively based on findings of an investigation by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).

According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader in a nationwide  address Wednesday, has 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, President Sirleaf has also suspended all members of the Board of Directors of the NPA, except for statutory members, and the Chairperson, who was recently named.

The Liberian leader has 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 her, all resolutions which have been passed by these Boards especially on board fees, benefits and other compensations.

President Sirleaf said, “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.” The President also vowed that she will not hesitate to direct additional remedies, should they be required, to cure such unacceptable actions, wherever they are found to be practiced.

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