Hon. J. Ebenezer Kolliegbo
Honorable J. Ebenezer Kolliegbo has served as Deputy Minister for Administration in the Administration of Her Excellency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf since 2009. He was first appointed as Deputy Minister for Administration & Insurance at the Ministry of Transport. At the Ministry of Transport, he helped planned, organized, directed and coordinated the activities of the following key Bureaus in addition to serving as key advisor and Principal Deputy to the Minister. The Bureaus include: Administration, Human Resources, Finance, Audit, Insurance, Maintenance, Meteorology, Information Technology, Shipping, Procurement, Security, Press and Public Affairs. Mr. Kolliegbo helped to lead the reform process within the transport sector starting with the development of the National Transport Master Plan which was endorsed by the Cabinet in June 2010.
He led the organizational and management restructuring of the National Transit Authority (NTA) with the appointment of a new management team and the arrival of the new buses donated by the Government of India. He also participated in the formulation of policy that will lead to the establishment of a National Meteorological Agency with the drafting of an Act which was vetted by stakeholders for submission to the Cabinet for endorsement. He played a key role in instituting Institutional Reforms to include, decentralizing services such as motor vehicle registration and issuance of driver licenses, capacity building and Partnership coordination, and working with key stakeholders within the transport sector in executing the National Transport Master Plan of Liberia As Deputy Minister for Administration, his focus at the Ministry of Transport was to reduce fraud in the driver license and vehicle registration processes, bring about the financial integrity and an increase in revenue generation which saw the Ministry over performing in expected revenue forecast for two successive years.
He spearheaded the process in the development of a 5-year Strategic Plan of the Ministry which covers the following:
The Implementation of the National Transport Master Plan which emphasizes investment in the transport sector, planning and development.
The establishment of a National Road Safety Program in the country that will develop the institutional framework for the establishment of a Road Safety Commission in the country.
The automation of the vehicle registration and driver licensing processes making it a One Stop Shop for citizens.
The implementation of the ECOWAS Road Axle Load Policy that will ensure regulations to prevent the premature destruction of roads throughout the country by the Installation of weigh bridges on newly constructed roads.
The introduction of a compulsory Third Party Motor Vehicle Liability Scheme which will eventually lead to the establishment of the National Insurance Commission.
Capacity Building and human resource development which provided foreign as well as local trainings and educational opportunities to staff of the Ministry to provide efficient and effective services and to improve the sector.
Mr. Kolliegbo served as the Deputy for Administration and Insurance at the Ministry for three years. In 2013, he was again appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. As Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Mr. Kolliegbo has been supportive of the Universal Access Program which main goal is to promote the availability of quality services for all consumers especially those in rural and high cost areas. He has also played a key role in the establishment of the Internet Exchange Point in Liberia which will provide the infrastructure that will allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect their networks and exchange internet traffic locally in Liberia which will help reduce cost and allow high speed data transfer.
Prior to returning home to work for the Government of Liberia, Mr. Kolliegbo worked for over (15) fifteen years with several Fortune 500 companies in the United States working in financial services, technology, banking, retirement planning and state government agency in the United States of America. Mr. Kolliegbo served as an Adjunct Faculty at Upper Iowa University, Madison, Wisconsin, teaching management, computer and information system related courses. He also has extensive experience working in a non-governmental organizations environment both in Liberia and the USA.
He holds a Master Degree in Public Administration & Political Science from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, USA where he studied Public Policy, International Relations, Public Administration and Budgeting. He also holds an MBA in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, USA where he studied Management, Administration, Financial and Human Resource Management. He has several advanced professional certificates in Computer and Information Technology, Business Management and Administration.
Mr. Kolliegbo is married and has two children.