The Ministry of Public Works has debunked media reports linking Minister Ruth Cooker-Collins to undermining the reappointment of Mr. Boniface Satu as Chief Executive Officer of the National Road Fund (NRF).
In a press statement issued, the Ministry expressed dismay over what it termed as “unprofessional reportage”.
“As Minister of Public Works and the Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee (IMSC) of the National Road Fund who is clothed with the fiduciary responsibility to provide Policy Oversight of the National Road Fund, Ruth Coker-Collins wrote the Minister Samuel D. Tweah on March 20, 2023 drawing his attention including other Members of the ISMC to a review of the Performance Contract of the Road Fund Manager, Boniface Satu,” the Ministry stated.
The Ministry referenced Section 4.3(3) of the National Road Fund Act of 2016, which indicates that the five-year tenure of the Road Fund Manager ends this May, 2023 and if care is not taken, a delay or violation of the Act may adversely impact the performance of the Road Fund Management.
“The Minister of Public Works, as a crucial sectoral head and a major driver of the Government’s Road Development and Transport Facilitation Programmes, is committed to seeing the National Road Fund thrive in a bid to achieve socioeconomic deliverables in the best interest of the Government and the People of Liberia in keep in with the rule of law,” the Ministry stated.