TWO SENIOR OFFICIALS OF GOVERNMENT SACKED BY PRESIDENT WEAH

For administrative reasons

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Liberia: The president of Liberia, George Weah, has with immediate effect sacked two officials of his government for administrative reasons.

According to a press release from the office of the president, the two officials concerned are Acting Director General of the Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Wilmot Smith, and the Deputy Director General for statistics and data processing of the same institution, Alex Williams.

“The decision is based on administrative reasons,” the press release quoted the president who is currently in the French capital Paris for a sojourn.

The Liberian president has ordered both men to turn over all properties belonging to the institution in their possession.

President Weah has designated the LISGIS Deputy Director General for Administration, Lawrence George, to act as Director General while Francis Wreh is on a leave of absence.

The Liberian president has consequently called on all those who are holding positions of public trust to act with diligence and seriousness in the discharge of their respective duties.

The Acting Director of the Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services has been highly criticized in recent times for the delay in starting the census process that is vital to the holding of general and presidential elections next year.

 

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