Mr. Konah D. Karmo was appointed by the Multi-Stakeholders Steering Group (MSG) of the LEITI recently following a competitive recruitment process in which several other Liberians participated. His appointment brings to an end, the leadership vacuum created at the institution after the former Head of Secretariat, Mr. Samson S. Tokpah resigned in April 2014 to take on a new role at the International EITI Secretariat in Oslo, Norway.
Mr. Karmo assumes this responsibility with background and experience in banking and operations. He has in-depth knowledge of the EITI program in Liberia having served the LEITI dedicatedly, excelling from the post of Project Accountant to Deputy Head of Secretariat and now, Head of Secretariat.
Responding to his appointment recently, Mr. Karmo expressed gratitude to the LEITI Board for the confidence reposed in him. He noted that his goal is to maintain the dedication required for an effective stewardship of the LEITI Secretariat in achieving its objectives, and called on all stakeholders to continue supporting the process in order to sustain the gains made by Liberia in setting a model for EITI implementation globally.
The LEITI Boss further expressed the desire to continue working with the corps of professional staff at the Secretariat whom he described as resourceful and key to many accomplishments made by the LEITI.
The Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is an autonomous agency established through an Act of the Legislature, to promote the transparent management of Liberia’s extractive resources. It is a tripartite arrangement governed by a Multi-stakeholders Steering Group (MSG), consisting of representatives of the Government of Liberia, civil society, the private sector, and Liberia’s development partners.
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