By R Joyclyn Wea
President George Weah has allegedly completed presidential appointments at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications with the last two appointees taking office early this week.
President George Weah
The ministry organized an indoor program to welcome the two officials of government to take charge of their various offices which are significant in driving the Pro-Poor Agenda of the CDC led government.
Edwin Kumon was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Operations (DMO) to spearhead the affairs of the ministry’s postal services, while the former Superintendent of Sinoe County, Prosper K. Brown was appointed by the President of Liberia as Deputy Minister for Technical Services.
It can be recalled in 1978, the Department of Telecommunications Services was established by an Executive law that transferred telecommunications policy and regulatory responsibilities from the Liberia Telecommunications corporation.
Brown with Master in Accounting and auditing background has pledged to implement the Pro Poor’s Policy of the ministry in line with President Weah’s administration.
Source close to the ministry said, Brown will align the national program with regional continental and global ICT agenda and directive for implementation.
The source also said, Brown with his vast knowledge in administration will assist the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications in formulating policy on the ICT and Telecommunications sector.
However, Brown promised to work with diverse stakeholders both in the public and private sector as well as civil society actors in establishing shared national perspectives on cross-cutting policy issues.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister for Administration, Cllr. Edward Goba has welcomed the two presidential appointees and urged them to effectively perform in accordance with their job description to achieve the President’s Pro-Poor Agenda.