Liberia: President Sirleaf makes new appointments in government

Liberian Leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made new appointments in government awaiting confirmation by the
Liberian Senate.

Those appointed, according to the Executive Mansion release are Sylvester Grigsbye, deputy Minister at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs for International Corporation replacing Conmany Wesseh who has been named as Ambassador to
the European Union; Samuel Thompson, deputy Governor, Central Bank of Liberia; Mildred Reeves, member of the
Board, Central Bank of Liberia; Sam Jackson, member of the Board, Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation; Edith
Gongloe Weh, Superintendent, Nimba County replacing Robert Karmei and Cooper Mykers, Assistant Superintendent,
Nimba County.

Others appointed by the President are Daku Mulbah, Attorney, Montserrado County and Darr Cooper, Acting City
Mayor, Ganta City, Nimba County. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also nominated individuals to serve on the
Independent National Commission on Human Rights. The long awaited members on the Independent National
Commission on Human Rights are: Counselor M. Beedor-Wla Freeman, Chairman of the Independent National Human
Rights Commission; Loseni Bility, a graduate of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law; Attorney Esther Selon-Cee;
and Mr. Clinton Layweh. Others include George Dayrell and Joseph Cornomia. The nominations according to the
Executive Mansion statement were made in keeping with a short list submitted to the President by the Independent
Committee of Experts in a letter dated January 16, 2007, under the signature of the Committee’s Secretary-general
Mark Marvey and Bishop Sumowood Harris, Chairman of the Independent Committee of Experts. These appointments
are subject to the authorization of the Liberian Senate.