President Weah Appoints New LEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group

Monday, 22nd November 2021

Photo Credit: Executive Mansion

Monrovia, Liberia – In consonance with the LEITI Act of 2009, the President of the Republic, Dr. George Manneh Weah, has with immediate effect made several appointments affecting the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG).


The appointments made on Monday, November 22, 2021, comprise representatives of Civil Society Organizations, the Private Sector, Government, and international observers.


Those appointed are:

Civil Society Organizations

Mrs. Cecelia Danuweli                  Publish What You Pay – Liberia

Mr. Winston W. Wreh                  Liberia Labour Congress              

Mr. Fallah B. Kamara                   Mineral Civil society organizations if Liberia                  

Mrs. Loreta Pope Kai                   National Civil Society Council of Liberia         


Private Sector

Mr. Marcus Wleh                         Mining Sector Representative

Mr. Elvis G. Morris                       Agriculture Sector Representative

Mr. James M. Strothe                   Oil Sector Representative

Mr. E. Ekema A. Witherspoon, I     Forestry Representative


Government of Liberia

Hon. C. Mike Doryen                  Forestry Development Authority

Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr.,        Ministry of Finance and Development Planning

Hon. Gesler E. Murray                Ministry of Mines and Energy

Atty. Saifuah M. Gray                 National Oil Company of Liberia

Hon. Jeanine M. Cooper            Ministry of Agriculture

Cllr. F. Musa Dean                      Ministry of Justice

Hon. Varney Sirleaf                    Ministry of Internal Affairs

Hon. Thomas Doe-Nah             Liberia Revenue Authority

Hon. Archie N. Donmo              Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority



United States Embassy



The Liberian Chief Executive has named Mr. C. Mike Doryen as Chairman of the MSG and Minister E. Gelser Murray as Co-Chairperson.


President Weah has tasked the new MSG to ensure that Liberia effectively implements the requirements of the EITI 2019 Standard.


The new Multi-Stakeholder Group will serve a three- year term in keeping with section 6.5 and 6.6 of the Act.