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Liberian President Fires Officials Who Left During Outbreak

James Butty | VOICE OF AMERICA   in 
August 29, 2014

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered the dismissal of some junior and senior level cabinet ministers, who, in the wake of the deadly Ebola outbreak left the country and have yet to return.

A week ago Sirleaf gave cabinet ministers out of the country one week to return home or they would be considered dismissed, except for those with serious health-related excuses.

Information Minister Lewis Brown said although the list of those affected is still being compiled, it includes the Chairman of the National Investment Commission and several deputy and assistant ministers.

Critics say the exodus of government officials has added to a state of uncertainty in the country…

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