President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appearing to be in an angry mood
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appearing to be in an angry mood

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Tuesday (August 13) suspended for one month without pay three officials of the Labor Ministry for allegedly showing up late for work.
She also extended similar punishment to the Superintendent of Rivergee County for reported breach of procurement laws.
The following is a press release issued by the Office of the President. “President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has suspended, effective immediately, the following officials of the Ministry of Labor who were absent from work when she visited their offices at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13.
“Suspended for one month without pay are: Deputy Minister for Administration, Attorney J. Cole Bangalu; Assistant Minister for Research and Statistics, Mr. Richard Ngafuan; and Assistant Minister for Regional Labor Affairs, Mr. Prince Korvah.”
The President often pay surprised and unannounced visits to government agencies to see for herself work habits of officials. The Ministries of Finance and Public Works are among government agencies the president has paid these surprise visits in the past.
On the other hand, the Liberian leader commended officials of the Ministries of Lands, Mines and Energy, and Agriculture, and the General Services Agency for being at work when she visited their respective places of work.
In a related development, and based upon the recommendation of the Minister of Internal Affairs, the Superintendent of River Gee County, Mr. Daniel Johnson, has been suspended, effective immediately, for one month without pay for violation of Government’s procurement and financial rules.

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