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Werner-1The Coalition of Civil Society Activists in Liberia (CCSAL) is calling on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to re-nominate Mr. George Kronnisanyon Werner as Health and Social Welfare Minister-designate.

 

Mr. Werner was recently rejected by the Liberian Senate following his confirmation hearing. The Senate Committee on Health stated last November that the Health Minister-designate “lacks the requisite qualities” for the post.

However, CCSAL Chairman Amos Kanneh has called on the Liberian Senate to confirm Mr. Werner to the post of Health and Social Welfare Minister when the President renominates him before that august body.

Kanneh stated that the re-nomination of Mr. Werner, whom he thinks is qualified and competent for the post, is something that the nation needs in reforming the health sector.

According to Kanneh, Mr. Werner, as Director-General of the CSA, has carried out a number of reform initiatives and could possibly reform the health sector.

Werner has been at the forefront of recent efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector, leading important initiatives on payroll cleaning; pay reform, and the establishment of the new Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), among others.

Kanneh stated that before he became CSA DG, he (Werner) was for two years Senior Technical Advisor to the DG of the CSA, while at the same time chairing the Liberian Government's Inter-ministerial Scholarships Committee.

Mr. Werner is both an Educator and a Clinician.  He has taught schools in Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States. He has also taught Penology and Social Deviance and Social Policy at the Catholic-owned Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences.

He has worked as a Clinical Therapist focusing on juvenile sexual abuse and behavioral health treatment for Resources for Human Development, Inc., and Universal Health Services, Inc. in the USA.

He earned a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, in May 2009. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts (General Education with Religious Studies) from Marist College (Africa), now integrated into the Catholic University of East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

He also studied Medical Ethics (for one semester) at the St. Joseph University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and English Didactics (for one year) at the University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa.

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