MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah has dismissed, with immediate effect, Dr. Nathaniel Blama, Executive Director of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).
Dr. Blama, who was recently reinstated by the President, was dismissed on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 for acts of fraud.
According to a press statement from the Executive Mansion issued Wednesday, August 5, 2020, Dr. Blama on March 7, 2020, unilaterally signed a US$20 million contract without the signatures of the ministers of Justice and Finance, contrary to law and established governmental principles and procedures.
Investigation conducted by the Ministry of Justice established that Dr. Blama did not adhere to legal requirements, standards procedures regarding the selling of the Government of Liberia assets.
Meanwhile, President Weah has warned that he will not entertain any unscrupulous behavior of any government officials, reiterating his zero-tolerance stance against corruption.
Mr. Randall M. Dobayou, Deputy Executive Director of EPA will act as head of the entity pending the appointment of an Executive Director.
Meanwhile, President George Weah has accepted the resignation of Mr. Emmanuel Nuquay as Director General of the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA).
President Weah thanked Mr. Nuquay for his service to the nation and also wished him well in his new endeavors.
The Liberian Chief Executive appointed Mr. Nuquay to the position in 2018, few weeks after his inauguration.
Executive Mansion News Release