“Leadership Is Not Owned, but Possessed…”

Ambassador Besolow-Nyanti said Mr. Benedict has an excellent leadership skill and always wants to see the best for this Country.

— Amb. Beysolow-Nyanti Tells Dr. John C. Maxwell EQUIP Leadership-Liberia New Coordinator

“Leadership is not owned, is not possessed, not even about title or position but it is about managing function and making a positive impact on those being governed,” Ambassador Sara Besolow-Nyanti has said.

Ambassador Besolow-Nyanti said she is optimistic and hopeful that under the new leadership of Benedict Togba Danuweli as coordinator of Dr. John C. Maxwell EQUIP Leadership-Liberia, he will make a significant impact that will boost the image of the institution in the country.

She said Mr. Benedict has excellent leadership skills and always wants to see the best for this Country. Ambassador Besolow-Nyanti made these statements on Monday, April 19, 2021, when she served as a keynote speaker at a program marking the induction ceremony of Equip leadership-Liberia new coordinator.

Beysolow-Nyanti, who is also the UN Resident Coordinator to Nepal and a minister of the Gospel, referenced the Holy Bible passage of St. Matthew 25:14, that there was a Master who took unto a long journey in a faraway country and called three of his servants and distributed to them various amounts talents. To the first, he gave unto him five talents; to the second, he gave two; and to the third, he gave one.

From the passage, Ambassador Besolow-Nyanti admonished citizens in the country, particularly members of Dr. John C. Maxwell Equip Leadership-Liberia project to push for excellence in all sectors of society whenever they are called to serve.

She said Liberia will only be transformed and get on par with other developing countries in the sub-region and the African continent if every Liberian despite his/her status in society demonstrates leadership whether in the market, school or community.

According to her, leadership is all about stewardship, which is about serving and as such, “You should do all possible to work in line with your people that will help to push the institution forward.”

For his part, the new Coordinator of EQUIP, Benedict T. Danuweli lauded the outgoing coordinator Deacon Eric Nyuma, who has over the years supported the works of EQUIP-Liberia, especially during the smooth transitional process.

According to him, many times, the older generation will not want to give in to the younger generation, urging the older population to emulate the example of Eric Nyuma, whose selfless and transformational leadership will always remember.

Mr. Danuweli said his major priority as head of the EQUIP team in Liberia is to ensure that the organization meets its target goal of transforming the lives of over 11 thousand change agents by December of this year.

The increased passion for leadership development at the community levels, also earned him the role as Liberia’s Coordinator, for John C. Maxwell’s leadership development program (EQUIP Leadership-Liberia Project) with a mandate to empower 11,000 Liberians, who should in return serve as agents of positive change wherever they are.

Benedict sees leadership as a call to serve and inspire others to become the best versions of themselves.

He is a mentor to many young Liberians, and supports many transformational initiatives/groups, across Liberia, with his wealth of experience and passion for affecting Positive Change in society.

Earlier, outgoing Coordinator of EQUIP-Liberia Project, Deacon Eric S. Nyuma said he has no doubt that his successor, Benedict Togba will exceptionally perform and implement the task given him as head of the team in Liberia.

Nyuma said: ”Danuweli will follow my exemplary role to take EQUIP to a higher height, I have no doubt in the ability of this young leader who got all the requirements set by EQUIP Leadership Project to lead the team in Liberia.”

He said the selection of Danuweli as the new EQUIP coordinator was based on his competence as demonstrated through his curriculum Vitae and the standard set by the John Maxwell Equip project.

“When I was requested to help recruit my successor in line with the criteria, the name Benedict kept coming to me while I was in the United States by then, indeed selecting this man to serve his people was not a surprised to me,” Nyuma told the well-attended gathering.

About the New Coordinator

Danuweli holds a master’s degree in Public Sector Management, from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra, Ghana (2019).

He’s also a 2015 graduate of the United Methodist University, where he studied Management, which followed by several certificates in leadership, sustainable development, change management, strategic management, strategic human resources management, procurement, and project management, from institutions in Liberia and abroad.

Danuweli is a passionate, results-oriented individual with a combination of over nine years of professional experience in public and private sectors, leading cross-functional teams to plan, build, launch and manage projects and organizations while maintaining high team self-esteem and dignity.

He has great practical experience in research/policy development and implementation, change management, human resources management, organizational development, procurement, community development, etc. Danuweli supports several strategic reforms in the employ of the Liberia Revenue Authority (HR Modernization, Domestic Resources Mobilization, Balanced Scorecard, e-Learning platform development), among others.


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