Confirmation Hearings for Foreign Minister Designate- Kemayah Accused of ‘Sexual Harassment’ Set for Monday

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The Liberia Senate is expected Monday, September 21, 2020, at 2 PM to conduct Confirmation Hearings for  Liberia’s Foreign Minister Designate-Amb. Dee Maxwell Kemayah.

The Liberia Ambassador to the UN  Dee-Maxwell Kemayah is being accused of sexual harassment days after he was designated as Foreign Minister of Liberia by a staff at the Liberian UN mission in America Ms. Whynee Cummings Wilson.

She wrote the government and held a press conference explaining how Ambassador Kemayah allegedly molested and sexually harassed her on January 8, 2020 during her birthday celebration.

Tilem and  Associates  a Law Firm representing Ambassador Kemayah,  has denied the allegation terming it as lies and political motivated. The legal firm warned Madam Cummings- Wilson  against tarnishing the hard earned image of their cline or else she will face legal battle .

However, a statement from the Liberian Senate, said the conformation  process of the Foreign Minister designated will commence on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 2 PM in the Annex-Chambers of the Senate and will be conducted by the Senate Statutory Committee on Foreign Relations Chair by Maryland County Senator H. Dan Morais.

The Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee’s Chairperson, Senator Morais says ,the Senate takes a serious interest in the Hearings and as such wants it to claim the attention of all stakeholders, Liberia’s international partners, diplomatic Missions near Monrovia, the public, and the media.

The hearing will be conducted publicly and live on both radio and online TV stations to afford Liberians living in and abroad to observe the process.

In line with Legislative confirmation practices, those who have questions and concerns should process them through the Chairperson, or any member of the committee not later than Monday morning, September 21, 2020 before the commencement of the Hearings.

Meanwhile, considering the health protocols that are still in placed in the Country as a result of the COVID-19 and due to space and seating capacities within the Chambers of the Liberian Senate, the Hearings, though it is anticipated to generate huge public attendance, it will be conducted under a seriously restricted atmosphere to abide by all Health Protocols instituted by the Government of Liberia, the release concludes.

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