James N. Kollie is Liberia’s New Maritime Boss

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has with immediate effect made additional appointments in government affecting the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA), finally filling the executive seat with Dr. James N. Kollie as Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer. Up to the time of his new appointment, Dr. Kollie served at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning as Deputy Minister for Expenditure.

Meanwhile, the President has also transferred from the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) the Deputy Minister for Public Affairs, Atty. Isaac W. Jackson, to the LMA as Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

While at MICAT, Jackson was best known for his audacious and sometimes vociferous defenses of the Sirleaf Administration, especially in times of controversy.

Along with Jackson, the President also appointed Harry Conway, Alternate Permanent Representative to the IMO.

Others appointed to the LMA, according to an Executive Mansion release are, Charles A. Gono Jr., Deputy Commissioner for Vessel Registration and Safety, Monrovia Office (reappointed); Ms. Yvonne Clinton, Deputy Commissioner for Vessel Registration – New York (reappointed);

Cllr. Margaret Ansumana, Deputy Commissioner for Maritime Operations (reappointed); and Emmanuel N. Reeves, Deputy Commissioner for Financial Affairs (reappointed).

These appointments, the release said, are subject to confirmation by the Senate where applicable.


  • Born unto the union of Mr. & Mrs. Johnson Tamba on May 16. Graduated from the Salvation Army School System " William Booth high school" in 2006/2007 academic year. He also went to the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) computer program, where he graduated with a diploma in computer literate in 2008. He is now a senior student of the University of Liberia, Civil engineering department, reading Civil engineering. He is in a serious relationship with Mercy Johnson and has a junior boy name, Otis Success Johnson, born 2016, March 29.

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