President suspends her own son in graft probe
A MOTHER'S JOB IS NEVER DONE: Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has suspended 46 government officials, including her son, for failing to declare their assets to an anti-corruption task force.
According to the New Dawn Liberia newspaper, Charles Sirleaf - who is the deputy governor of the Bank of Liberia — is among those who have been temporarily removed from their posts.
Others include the heads of the governance and AIDS commissions, the consul general in New York and the solicitor general.
When Johnson-Sirleaf began her second term in office this year, she mandated that all government officials declare their assets, in keeping with efforts to present a transparently managed government to the international community.
The 46 officials who did not comply with the mandate will be suspended in the short term, and required to pay a fine to the government, the newspaper reported.