Hon. Joe W. Bando

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Assistant Minister For Telecommunications

Hon. Joe W. Bando is the Assistant Minister for Telecommunications at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. He started his education at the Ganta United Methodist Mission School in 1972. He remained at this institution until when he was promoted to the tenth grade. He then enrolled at the Booker T. Washington Institute from 1980 to 1984, where he graduated from High School with a Diploma in Machinery, which is a fundamental of general mechanics. After graduation, Hon. Bando work with the Technical Engineering Machines and Montserrat General Mechanical, from 1987 to 1989.

Hon Bando obtained a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Liberia in (please put in the year). He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Liberia in 2013.
Hon. Bando started working with the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications in 2004 as an Assistant Director for Technical Services. In 2008, he was promoted to the position of Director for Telecommunications and Technical Services, a position he held until his appointment as the Assistant Minister for Telecommunications by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in 2010.

Hon. Bando has made numerous contributions to the Telecommunications sector, which bear on his many years of experience in this area. In 2008, He studied Telecommunications at the University of Wuham Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, in Wuham, The People’s Republic of China. He was at the Public Utilities Research Center, University of Florida, where he studied Telecommunication Regulations. He has attended several World Bank sponsored trainings in areas covering; Universal Access Strategies, Universal Access funding, Establishing Regulatory Entities in Liberia, among others.

He is a father of two; Joe D. Bando and Nikie Mary Bando.

Organization: 
Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
Division: 
Telecommunications