-Nine men, one woman so far

With less than 78 hours in office, Liberia’s President Joseph Nyuma Boakai made additional appointments in his government, affecting the Ministry of Commerce, Justice, Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA), Foreign Affairs, and Liberia Revenue Authority (LTA).

Wednesday, January 24, 2024, President Boakai appointed ex-Unity Party (UP) Chairman, Amin Modad as LIberia’s next Minister of Commerce, Abe Kromah Director of LDEA,  Jonathan Massaquoi, Minister of Justice, Madam Sarah Beslow Minister of Foreign Affairs, and  Dorbor Jallah as Commissioner of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).

Recently, Mr. Joseph Nyuma Boakai named the first members of his Cabinet, including Finance and Development Planning, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, National Security Advisor, Police, and Director of Executive Protective Service, hours after taking office.

Boima Kamara was named Minister of Finance and Development Planning, while Gregory Coleman was announced as Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, and Samuel Koffi Woods goes as National Security Advisor. Sam Gaye takes over as Director of the Executive Protective Service and Sylvester Grigsby was appointed as  Minister of States for Presidential Affairs.

The appointment of the various individuals are subject to confirmation by the Liberian Senate.

Consistent with Article 50 of the Liberian Constitution of 1986 which states that Each Presidential term begins and ends at noon on the third working Monday in January of the year immediately following the elections.  Mr. Boakai was inaugurated as the 26th President of the Republic of Liberia, on Monday, January 22, 2024, along with his Vice President Jeremiah Koung.

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