A proposed Act recently submitted to the National Legislature by the Executive, amending the Investment Incentive Act of 1973, has been withdrawn by the President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
An Executive Mansion release late Wednesday night, quoting the President, said the decision to withdraw the Act is intended to allow for more consultations and dialogue among Liberian businesses, civil society groups, the citizenry and other interested groups. A letter withdrawing the draft Act has, accordingly, been submitted to the Honorable House of Representatives.
In a separate development, additional appointments have been made in government subject to confirmation by the Liberian senate. Those appointed Wednesday are, James A. Boker, II, Comptroller General, Republic of Liberia and Edwin Kennedy Tetteh, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Youth & Sports.
Meanwhile, the Magistrate of the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice, His Honor Milton D. Taylor, has been removed from his post by the President.