Liberia: Gregory Coleman Has Not Resigned from Concessions Bureau

Mr. Gregory O. W. Coleman told FrontPageAfrica that he is still the Director General of the National Bureau of Concessions and has not resigned

Monrovia – The Director-General of the National Bureau of Concessions (NBC) has described a letter circulating on Facebook suggesting that he has resigned his post as a mere Facebook post which should not be given credence.

Mr. Coleman told FrontPageAfrica that he remains the “number one man at NBC.”

In the fake letter making rounds of the Internet, the author falsely attributed that Coleman had thanked the President for reposing his (President’s) confidence in him (Coleman) by giving him the post. The false Coleman continues in the letter in which he enumerated his long years of service to the nation dating back to the 1990s when he joined the Liberia National Police as a patrolman. He than tells the President, in the fourth paragraph, that he was resigning and asked the President that he wants to finally leave by the end of August if he (President) approves.

This is the fake letter making rounds of social media, stating that Mr. Gregory O. W. Coleman, DG, National Bureau of Concessions, has resigned

But when this newspaper contacted Coleman, he categorically denied any knowledge of the resignation letter. He said still remains the Director General at the NBC.

On Saturday, August 3, a statement on the letter head of the NBC and bearing the signature of DG Coleman, disclaimed the fake resignation letter and clarified that Coleman is still in charge at the NBC.

“I want to use this opportunity to clarify the letter that has been circulated about my resignation as Director General of the National Bureau of Concessions.

“I remain the Director General in charge of the National Bureau of Concessions and I am grateful for the confidence His Excellency President George M. Weah has reposed in me.”

President George Weah last Friday suspended his two deputies with whom he had some internal wrangling. 

A release from the Executive Mansion says they were suspended for misconduct.

Coleman had complained Daddy Gibson, Deputy Director-General for Administration and Nathaniel Bracewell, Deputy Director-General for Concession at the National Bureau of Concession to the President, alleging that they physically assaulted, insulted and displayed gross insubordination against him.

The NBC’s two deputies who were suspended by President Weah

The pair also allegedly hired thugs who stormed the premises of the NBC chanting battle cry against Coleman.

They were arrested on Thursday on the order of President Weah and taken to the Ministry of Justice for questioning.

FrontPageAfrica gathered that the suspended officials had accused their boss of nepotism and corruption at the NBC.