The pro-democracy group, Democratic Watch Forum (DWF), has lauded President George Manneh Weah for nominating former Lofa County Representative Moses Kollie for the position of Labor Minister.
According to the DWF, former Representative Kollie , as founding member of the Civil Servants Association of Liberia, and a major player in the agriculture sector, will be an efficient agent in furthering the Pro-Poor Agenda of President Weah CDC-led administration.
The group said President Weah’s trust in the former lawmaker to lead the labor sector further testifies the President’s desire to transform the sector and ensure that the government addresses disadvantages and other unfavorable conditions in Liberia’s employment sector.
The civil society group also recalled what it called the significant role played by former Representative Kollie along with Mr. Jefferson Elliot and others in establishing the Civil Servants Association of Liberia in the early 2000, thereby being an organization that championed the cause of civil servants and other government employees in the face of threats and intimidation in work places.
The group in a release said it is its conviction that Mr. Kollie is coming to the job with vast understanding of the plights of workers; as such, he would design and push policies that would bring dignity and sanctity in Liberia’s labor sector.
At the same time, the civil society group expressed confidence in Mr. Kollie who is the Vice Chairman of the governing party, due to his administrative skill and enormous knowledge in policy and lawmaking, coupled with his experience as former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Investment & Concessions, and Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning, noting that such background will add a great impetus to his work as Chief Administrator of the Labor Sector of Liberia.
Accordingly, the former lawmaker holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration (BPA) and a Master Degree in Public Administration (MPA) with Minor in Management from the University of Liberia. He also obtained several certificates; one in Financial and Economic Management from the West African Institute of Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), Lagos, Nigeria; two, a certificate in Customs, the Bureau of Customs & Excise, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), formerly the Ministry of Finance, as well as two certificates in Legislative Budgeting and Good Governance, University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.