Lofa Lawmaker Earns Master Degree in Public Administration

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Lofa County District #5 Representative Moses Y. Kollie will today earn a Master Degree in Public Administration (MPA) at the University of Liberia. Representative Kollie is Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Investment and Concession. The Salayea District Representative is one of more than 3,000 prospective graduates of the UL.

 The graduation ceremony will today take place at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia. The Lofa County legislator is graduating as president of the graduate class of both MBA and MPA at the university.

 In 2008, Representative Kollie obtained a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration (BPA) from the UL. Citizens of Lofa County specifically those from Salayea and Zorzor districts accompanied Representative to the UL campus late evening Tuesday to get his graduation gown.

 Singing traditional Kpelleh and Lorma songs, the citizens saluted their lawmaker for his academic achievements.

 Also accompanying him to the UL campus, were his personal officer staffs and his wife Mrs. Ellen C. Kollie who expressed their gratitude to the lawmaker for his scholastic achievements.

 In 2005, Representative Kollie was elected to represent Salayea District in Lofa County. He is the second elected lawmaker to represent Salayea District, the first representative being the late John F. Kennedy, one of the brains behind the founding of the District.

 Prior to his election in 2005, Rep. Kollie served the Ministry of Finance for 17 years. Kollie’s last assignment with the Ministry then was at the Roberts International Airport (RIA), where he served as cashier for six years.

 He has vast leadership training from Georgia University in Atlanta, USA, where he earned a graduate certificate from the Carl Vincent Institute of Government.

 Rep. Kollie is also an alumnus of the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) based in Lagos, Nigeria.

 At the level of the 53rd Legislature, the Lofa County legislator is head of delegation to the African, Caribbean, Pacific and European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EUJPA).

 Despite all of his achievements both local and international, Rep. Kollie has deep interest in farming. He currently owns a large rubber farm in Lofa that is ready to be tapped.

 He also owns very large cocoa and oil palm farms in Salayea District. The Salayea District lawmaker’s modern home in Salayea Town stands as the perfect lodging place for the head of state of Liberia and senior government entourage whenever they visit Lofa County. 

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