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MICAT Nominees Face Senate...for Confirmation
Five nominated Deputy and Assistant Ministers of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT) on Thursday appeared before the Senate for confirmation.
They include: Mr. Norris Tweah, Deputy Minister-Designate for Administration; Mrs. Elizabeth E. Hoff, Deputy Minister-Designate for Culture and Tourism; Mr. Isaac W. Jackson, Deputy Minister-Designate for Public Affairs; Mr. Robert Kpadeh, Deputy Minister for Technical Services and Mr. Rixc Barsi-Giah, Assistant Minister for Technical Affairs.
Their confirmations are expected to be completed next week after the Senate Committee on Information and Broadcasting reports to Plenary.
Each of the five made an individual case before the Senate.
Assistant Minister-Designate Barsi-Giah committed his administration to the duties of the Technical Services at the Ministry.
He promised to worked collaborative and harmoniously with his immediate boss, Deputy Minister-Designate Kpadeh and Minister Lewis Brown.
Deputy Minister-Designate Kpadeh likewise committed his administration to revitalization of the functionaries of the Ministry falling within his jurisdiction—New Liberia and Liberia News Agency (LINA), among others.
He also promised to work in cordiality with his colleagues and boss.
Deputy Minister-Designate for Culture and Tourism, Hoff said she will work very hard to improve Liberia’s tourism sector that has a lot of potentials.
As for culture, she promised to retain the morale of the country rich culture and improve on it.
Deputy Minister-Designate Jackson committed his administration to the cultivation of an amicable relationship with the media.
He said such relationship with the press was pivotal to the sustenance of the legacy of the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and members of the Legislature.
“I will not go to bed without knowing what was in the papers, what the subjects of talk shows were or just speaking with some editors and publishers,” Jackson told MICAT website.
He also spoke about strengthening the Ministry’s Outreach program, taking it from cities to districts and villages across the country.
Deputy Minister-Designate Tweah spoke about the creation of regional information centers through which relevant information about the state could be disseminated.
He assured the Senate that he will work harder to see the full implementation of the Freedom of Information Act, in whose passage into law he was instrumental.
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