The New Dawn (Monrovia)

Liberia: NTA Gets New Boss

The Board of Directors of the National Transit Authority has appointed the NTA's Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director for Administration. According to a press release issued by the entity, those appointed by the Board are Tarnue N. Jeke, Managing Director, and Prince Sumo Jaiblai, Deputy Managing Director for Administration, respectively.

NTA Managing Director, Tarnue N. Jeke

Making the appointments, the board called on the appointees to utilize their education, training, experience, and innovation to ensure the development of the National Transit Authority.

Mr. Jeke comes to the job with the requisite professional experience as a Financial Management Specialist and academic qualifications, including a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Liberia (Suma Cum Laude), a Master of Science degree in International Finance and Development Economics from the University of Reading, England, United Kingdom. He also holds a post graduate Certificate in Public Financial Management from the Sanford school of Public policy, Duke University, U.S.A, the release said.

He once served as Project Coordinator for the Economic Governance and Institutional Reform Project (EGIRP) and also as Project Coordinator for the Liberia Primary Education Recovery Program (LPERP), a Ministry of Education/World Bank Group sponsored program. Until his preferment, he was Deputy Managing Director for Administration at the NTA.

For his part, Mr. Jaiblai also comes to his new position with considerable professional training and academic qualifications, including a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the United Methodist University of Liberia, and a Master of Business Administration in Public Financial Management from the World Bank sponsored Public Financial Management Graduate Program at the University of Liberia.

He has served in several financially related positions at the General Auditing Commission, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs. Until his recent appointment, he served as Senior Financial Analyst at ORAS. Both appointments take immediate effect.

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