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Liberia: Cabinet ministers sign contracts

Associated Press

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf signs "performance contracts" with her cabinet ministers to set specific targets and goals.

Johnson Sirleaf, 73, signed the first set of contracts Tuesday with eight ministers including those of health, labor, commerce, internal affairs and foreign affairs.

Under the agreements the ministers' work will be evaluated in June and December next year.

The signing of the contracts comes in less than one month after Johnson Sirleaf suspended 46 officials for failing to declare their assets upon taking office.

Johnson Sirleaf told The Associated Press, after the signings, that some of the suspended ministers have since declared their assets and said the action has paid off.

The president is in the first year of her second six-year term.

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