EPA Boss Blama Dismissed For US$20M Contract Fraud -Randall Dobayou Acts As Head of EPA

Days after his reinstatement by President George Weah, the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Nathaniel Blama has been dismissed for fraud relating to the signing a US$20 million contract without the knowledge of the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.

According to an Executive Mansion press issued Wednesday, August 5, 2020, President Weah dismissed with immediate effect Mr. Nathaniel Blama, Executive Director of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).

Mr. Blama who was recently reinstated by the President, was dismissed on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 for acts of fraud.

Mr. Blama on March 7, 2020 unilaterally signed a US$20 million contract without the signatures of the Ministers of Justice and Finance contrary to the law and established governmental principles and procedures.

Investigation conducted by the Ministry of Justice established that Mr. Blama did not adhere to legal requirements, standards procedures regarding the selling of the Government of Liberia assets.

Meanwhile, President Weah has warned he will not entertain any unscrupulous behavior of any government officials. The President reiterated his zero-tolerance stance against corruption.

Mr. Randall M. Dobayou, Deputy Executive Director of EPA will act as head of the entity pending the appointment of an Executive Director.



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