Liberia 2020

Sumoiwuo Z. Harris

Sumoiwuo Z. Harris is currently the Project Director of the Liberian-Swedish Feeder Road Project (LSFRP3) at the Ministry of Public Works.  A project funded by Sweden focuses on rehabilitating feeder roads in south-east Liberia (Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Maryland, and Grand Kru Counties); A region that has some of the most inaccessible roads in the Country.   Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Liberia and a Master of Science degree in Road and Transportation Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. Mr. Harris has worked since 2009 at the Ministry and has served as Assistant Minister for Rural Development in the Ministry of Public Works. In that role as serves as the focal person for championing the rebirth of rural development feeder roads and rural housing rehabilitation in the Country. During this period, he and his team were able to complete the rehabilitation of over 1,500km of feeder roads in Liberia

Eric T. Joboe

Eric T. Joboe is an astute law enforcement officer trained by the United National Police (UNPOL), under the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). He is a 2007 graduate of the Liberia National Police Training School. He is currently working as the Deputy Commander for Crime Service Department (CSD), Grand Kru Police Detachment with the rank of Chief Inspector. Since his assignment to Grand Kru County he has served in different capacities which include; Depot Commander in several districts and has also worked as a city solicitor’s Clerk in Henriesville city, Grand Kru County, Red Cross Tracing Volunteer, News Editor for the Voice of Grand Kru, etc.   Mr. Joboe was born in Filorken, Barclayville City, Grand Kru County. He began his educational journey through assistance from a relative at the age of 9 at the Richard Henries School in Filorken.  He enrolled at the St. Francis high school in Pleebo City, Maryland County, and later completed his high school education at the Pleebo Public High School, Pleebo City, Maryland County Liberia. He has received a lot of honors and awards as a journalist and law enforcement officer.

O. Wanga Z. Wanley

Wanga Z. Wanley serves as an officer-in-charge (OIC) at the Totoquelleh Clinic for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW) Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County. Wanga has worked for more than 16 years in the Liberian health sector. Aside from her current position, she has worked as an Assistant Hygiene Coordinator on NCDDRR Program with the United Methodist Relief Organization, a Health Inspector at the Division of Environmental & Occupational Health. She has also worked as a Registered Nurse at the Chief Jallah Lone Medical Center, Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County, and an Assistant Vaccinator at IDP Camps during the Civil Crisis with MSF Belgium in Liberia. She is also an advocate against sex and gender-based violence. Wanga Z. Wanley was born in Toikei, Belleh District Gbarpolu County Liberia. She graduated from the Len Miller High School in Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the United Methodist University (UMU) in Liberia, a diploma in Environmental Health & Professional Nursing from the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts. She also has several certificates from training in; Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses, Mental Health Clinician, Carter Center Mental Health Training Program, Psychological First Aid, Israel Aid Liberia. 

Victor W. Nyanneh

Mr. Nyanneh is an Educator and a Christian Pastor.  He is the Senior Pastor of the United Methodist Church, central Barclayville City, Grand Kru County, Liberia. He is also the Principal of the J. J. Dickson United Methodist High School, and teaches history part-time at the Barclayville Central High School, Barclayville, Grand Kru County.  Mr. Nyanneh has been in the teaching profession for more than twenty years. He was born in Wedabo, Grand Kru County, and attended the Gbanken Elementary and Junior High School. He then had to leave Grand Kru in search of higher education. He went to Maryland County where he completed his senior high school education and later went to Gbarnga, central Liberia, and enrolled at the Gbarnga School of Theology, United Methodist University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. He then went back to his home county where there was only one high school.  He was able to work with the church-run junior high school and raised the status to a high school, that he now heads and continues to work as a Pastor and Educator in a County. 

Titus K. Tikwa, Jr.

Titus is a Procurement Specialist, Freelancer, and Lecturer. He currently works as a Senior Compliance and Monitoring Officer at the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) in Monrovia, Liberia. He holds a Master's degree (Cum Laude) in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development Program (MPPMSDP) from the International Training Center of the International Labor Organization-Turin School of Development, Italy.   He had contributed immensely to the public procurement reform of Liberia and the West African region. He is a founding member and a signatory of the Articles of Incorporation establishing the African Public Procurement Network (APPN). He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in procurement and is a parttime Lecturer at the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) Graduate School and the facilitator at the Liberia Institute for Public Administration (LIPA).
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