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WHO'S WHO

Whos Who of the National Transitional Government of Liberia

Below is an alphabetically listing of those appointed and selected to be the leaders in the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL).

Gyude Bryant

Harry Greaves, Jr. a political leader in Liberia is considering a run for the presidency of the West African nation

Gyude Bryant - Businessman and Liberia's Chairman and interim leader Harry A. Greaves, Advisor to the Chairman on Economic Affairs. Thomas Yaya Nimely - Liberia's Foreign Minister-Designate's Roland Duo, Assistant Minister for Coast Guard Affairs, Ministry of National Defense

Onu Adighibi - Assistant Minister for Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Bill Aston - Assistant Minister for Administration, Ministry of Transport.

J. Allison Barco - Director-General, Liberia Broadcasting System; Barco served as Deputy Director General for Administration at the Liberia Broadcasting System under the last administration.

Ambassador Fred Bass-Golokeh - Advisor to the Chairman on International Affairs.  According to the Perspective Website, Mr. Golekeh's knowledge about international affairs is extremely limited, and he has been accused of the corrupt practice of selling Liberian passports when he was in service with the Foreign Ministry of Liberia in the 1990s.

Professor Willie Belleh - Chief of Staff and Director of the Cabinet;  Liberian academic & politician.  Secretary General of the Liberian Action Party, former Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, University of Liberia and also a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Liberia chair the Committee.

Charles Bennie, as Commissioner of Customs & Excise, Ministry of Finance.  Bennie is a spokesman, political adviser and one of LURD representative at the Liberian peace talks in Accra.

 

 

Gyude Bryant -Liberia's New Transitional Leader a 54-year-old businessman from Monrovia and the chairman of the Liberian Action Party.  Bryant was selected by both Liberian government officials and rebels to lead the two-year transitional government, that took over the Liberian leadership in October 2003.  He is seen by all as a  consensus builder.

Education - Economics degree from Cuttington University in Suacoco, Bong County, Liberia.

Experience - Served in the 1970's as head of the national port authority's planning and development departmentPresident of a mining and port equipment company, and chairman of Liberian Action Party (LAP). Led a 1997 effort to unite political parties behind a civilian candidate in Liberia's first elections after the 1989-1996 civil war

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Daniel L. Chea - Minister of National Defense - Chea was Defense Minister under Charles Taylor NPP administration.  More than 150 Liberian government soldiers staged a protest demonstration against the re-appointment of Daniel Chea as Defense Minister in the new broad-based transitional government, claiming he owed them more than two years of pay arrears.  They complained that Chea had failed to pay most government soldiers, giving priority to an elite force, the Anti-Terrorist Unit (ATU) at the expense of the regular army. (NPP)  DOB: 25 MAY 1958,

Albert Chie - Assistant Minister for Exploration & Research, Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy.

Dr. Peter S. Coleman -  Minister of Health & Social Welfare.

A. Vamuyan Corneh - Assistant Minister for Revenue, Ministry of Finance.

Emmanuel Crawford - Deputy Minister for Revenue, Ministry of Finance.

George Dweh - Speaker of the National Transitional Legislative Assembly. A founding member of the former rebel Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (Lurd). An executive of Roosevelt Johnson's former militia, Mr. Dweh's has been accused of being linked to atrocities committed during Liberia's 14-year conflict and is known as one of the late General Samuel Doe's alleged death squad members. Mr. Dweh fought for ULIMO during a savage seven-year civil war in the 1990s in which 200,000 people died.

He was a prominent member of LURD negotiating team in the Accra peace conference which led to the signing of a peace agreement on 18 August. He is also a first cousin of former president Samuel Doe, who was captured and murdered by rebels in 1990.

   

Chayee Doe

Cheyee Doe (deceased)- was Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA).  Brother of the Late Samuel Doe and  Leader of MODEL. Chayee Doe, 37, died on Wednesday, June 9th, 2004, after brain surgery in the state of Delaware, USA. Doe was flown to the United States after collapsing in the Liberian capital Monrovia a week earlier and never regained consciousness. Chayee Doe, died two days after being named the new leader of the country's main rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD).

Jackson E. Doe, as Minister of State for Presidential Affairs. Cousin to the Late President Samuel Doe and an executive member of the warring rebel group LURD.

Roland Duo, Assistant Minister for Coast Guard Affairs, Ministry of National Defense.

Sekou A. Fahnbulleh, Assistant Minister for Planning & Research, Ministry of Posts & Telecommunication.

 

Edward Farley - Director of GSA.

Joseph Z. Freeman, Assistant Minister for Statistics, Ministry of Planning & Economic Affairs.

Joe Gballah - Managing Director, Liberia Telecommunications Corporation

Jessie Gbeyanue, Assistant Minister for Administration, Ministry of Public Works.

Saa R. Gbollie, Assistant Minister for Rehabilitation, Ministry of Justice.

Ambrose Gbormie, Assistant Minister for Afro-Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Gbormie was spokesman for the National Patriotic Front (NPF).

Lawrence George, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of State.

Thomas M. Goba, -  Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Agriculture.

Theophilus C. Gould, Deputy Minister/Solicitor-General, Ministry of Justice

Harry A. Greaves, Advisor to the Chairman on Economic Affairs.  According to the Perspective Website, Harry A. Greaves contributed $10,000 to Charles Taylor during the Liberian Civil War.

Christian G. Herbert Minister of Planning & Economic Affairs.

Nathan Horace, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Kolubahzizi Howard, Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Liberia Telecommunications Corporation, a position he held in the last administration.

George Howe, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Labor.

Cllr. Kabineh Janneh as Minister of Justice. Janneh was the leader of LURD's delegation at the peace talks in Accra.

 
George Taweh Kiadii, Deputy Director-General for Broadcasting, Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS).  Kiadii was once Ambassador at Large and Special Envoy for Liberia to the U.S

 

Lusine Kamara as Finance Minister.

Mustafa Kamara - Deputy Minister of Commerce.

Rt. General Philip B. Karmah, Advisor to the Chairman on Military Affairs.  Philip Karmah  was Minister of Nat'l Security and former commanding General of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).  Karmah once fought against Charles Taylor's NPFL.

Sekou Kanneh, Assistant Minister for Administration, Ministry of Commerce. 

Varmah Kanneh as Transport Minister, Kanneh was former Council of State.

David Kolleh, Assistant Minister for Debt Management & Expenditure.

Moses Kpawee, Deputy Minister for Technical Services, Ministry of Public Works.

Ansumana Kwesiah - Deputy Minister of Public Works.

Sia Luseni - Private Secretary to the Chairman.

Abel M. Massalay - Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Nyah Manten - Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Joseph Mayah - Managing Director, Liberia Electricity Corporation; a position he held in the last administration.

Jacob Mendscole - Security Consultant to the Chairman.

H. Dan Morias - Minister of Internal Affairs, Morias was former Superintendent of Maryland County.  Mr. Gennady Pavlovich Medvedve a Russian national and owner of the famous sailing vessel "M.V. Zolotitsa" accused Superintendent Morias of being in possession of his stolen vessel.  The superintendent claimed to have bought the vessel.  The vessel was in the governmentís custody at the Freeport of Monrovia when it was stolen and taken to the port of Harper, Maryland County, where the vessel reportedly sunk.

Alex Mulbah, Assistant Minister for Extension Services, Ministry of Agriculture.

George Mulbah, Assistant Minister for Trade Union Affairs, Ministry of Labor.

Eugene Lenn Nagbe - Minister of Posts and Telecommunication (NPP).  Eugene Nagbe, served as vice presidentís Blah Chief of Office Staff during the Taylor administration. 

Ellen Natt, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Ministry of State.  Former Grand Bassa County Superintendent.

Blamoh Nelson, Senior Advisor to the Chairman on the Scrupulous implementation of the Peace Accord.  Nelson was President Taylor's Director-General of the Cabinet.

Thomas Yaya Nimely as Liberia's Foreign Minister-Designate. Nimely is chairman of the second rebel group in the Liberian conflict, the Movement For Democracy in Liberia (MODEL). Nimely was born in Pleebo in  Maryland County of Liberia on November 5, 1956.  Nimely has American Citizenship.

Jimmy Nyawapulu, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Ministry of Health & Social Welfare.

Isaac Nyenabo - Vice Governor, Central Bank of Liberia.

Francis Paye, Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation.

 

Zoe Pennoey - Deputy Managing Director, Liberia Petroleum Refinery Corporation (LPRC).

 

Roosevelt Quiah - Chairman, National Investment Commission (NIC).

 

Soko V. Sackor - Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs.

 

Isaiah Tee Saley Managing Director, LPMC.

 

Aliyu Sheriff, as chief of staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). Sheriff is military chief of staff of the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) rebel movement.

 

Geevon Smith, Deputy Minister for Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transport. Wellington Geevon Smith is an exiled Liberian journalist and media consultant at the Media Foundation for West Africa

 
Edwin M. Snowe, Managing Director, Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation (LPRC);.  Snowe is the President of Liberia Football Association.

Cllr. Lavalla Supuwood as Labour Minister. Supuwood was former justice minister.

 

Eddington Varmah, as  Deputy Speaker of the NTLA. Varmah was former Minister of Justice under Charles Taylor

Mulbah Willie, Deputy Minister for Operations, Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy; Willie was deputy Minister of Lands and Mines and was suspended by the Taylor administration for being involved in the smuggling of Diamonds.

Roger Woodson, Managing Director, Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation.

Joe Wylie, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Defense;  Wylie is the military advisor of LURD.

Isaac Yonly, Assistant Minister for Special Services.  Isaac Yonly is a member of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) and was the spokesman for All Liberian Coalition Parties at the peace talks in AKOSOMBO, Ghana.