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[Published: Friday January 20 2012]

Liberia’s Sirleaf names first ministers
Monrovia, 20 Jan – (ANA) - Liberia's re-elected President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf named the first ministers of her new cabinet on Thursday, shuffling the finance and foreign affairs posts but retaining her defence minister.
Nobel laureate Johnson Sirleaf was sworn in for a second term in power this week under pressure to step up her fight against corruption and do more to cut poverty in a nation that is rich in minerals but remains fragile, nine years after the war ended.
Amara Konneh, former minister for planning, was named the new finance minister, replacing Augustine Ngafuan, who takes over the Foreign Affairs Ministry, according to a statement.
Brownie Samukai will remain defence minister, tasked with the job over overseeing reforms to the security sector as U.N. peacekeepers start winding down their mission.
Johnson Sirleaf also replaced the information minister but the rest of the cabinet is due to be named later. (ANA)
FA/ANA/20 January 2012--------------
 


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