Those appointed include Mr. Samson S. Tokpah and Mr. Konah D. Karmo as Head and Deputy Head of Secretariat, respectively.
Messrs Tokpah and Karmo were appointed by the Multi-Stakeholders Steering Group (MSG) of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative effective November 1, and December 1, 2011 respectively, following a competitive recruitment process by a committee of individuals and institutions comprising Cllr. Negbalee T. Warner, Sis. Mary Lauren Browne of the Catholic Archdiocese of Liberia, Mr. Joseph K. Acqui, I of the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC), and Mr. E. Barthan Nyeswa of the General Auditing Commission (GAC), and FAWUL.
Mr. Tokpah assumes this responsibility with background and experience in operations improvement, NGO operations, financial management, banking, and academia; while Mr. Karmo, who until recently served as Accountant at LEITI, comes with additional skills in banking and operations.
Both men bring to their respective offices the dedication required for the effective stewardship of the LEITI Secretariat in achieving its objectives, and continuing the gains made by Liberia in setting a model for EITI implementation globally.
The Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) is an autonomous public entity created by statute in 2009 to promote transparency over extractive industry revenues. It is part of a global initiative known as Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International.