Cabinet posts announced
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been announcing her new Cabinet positions since last Friday. There are more announcements to come, but the key posts are now completed and will be subject to approval by parliament.
The president, in her address to parliament on Monday, said that the key drivers for the next term of office will be building the economy, land reform, ethnic strife and inadequate communication between the government and the people.
She said that the economy grew by around 7% in 2011 and is expected to grow by 9% this year. She also stated that iron-ore exports had begun.
The list of Cabinet members known so far are as follows:
|Amara Konneh||Minister of Finance|
|Augustine K Ngafuan||Minister of Foreign Affairs and Dean of the Cabinet|
|Cllr. Christiana Tah||Minister of Justice|
|Brownie Samukai||Minister of National Defence|
|Blamo Nelson||Minister of Internal Affairs|
|Samuel Kofi Woods||Minister of Public Works|
|Patrick Sendolo||Minister of Land, Mines and Energy|
|Dr Florence Chenoweth||Minister of Agriculture|
|Dr Walter Gwenigale||Minister of Health and Social Welfare|
|Dr Frederick Norkeh||Minister of Post and Telecommunications|
|Lewis Brown||Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism|
Deputy Minister Jerolinmek Piah will become the new Press Secretary to the President.