President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has approved the appointment of Ms. Marian F. Sandi as Director of the Division of Passport and Visas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, her appointment takes effect on November 1, 2016.
In her letter of appointment, dated October 25, Foreign Minister Marjon V. Kamara challenged the new Director to ensure an effective and efficient management of the Division of Passport and Visas and to provide quality services to the public and assist in the detection and prevention of fraud in securing passports/visas.
According to the release, Minister Kamara also expressed confidence that Director Sandi will perform her duties with dedication, honesty, commitment and loyalty while at the same time ensuring that the interest of Liberia is fully protected at all times.
According to the release from the Ministry, Sandi is no stranger to the passport division. She has served there in several positions, including Deputy Passport Director; Special Assistant to the Passport Director; Supervisor, ECOWAS-Biometrics Passports Project, Division of Passport and Visas; Passport Officer and Cadet, Division of Passport and Visas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ms. Sandi has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of Liberia and is a student at the Ibrahim Babamasi Babangida Graduate School of International Studies, where she is reading International Relations.
She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Planning and Development from the Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Delhi, India, along with several certificates in Imposter Detection and Interview Techniques, among others.