-Upon Being Appointed As Liberia And West Africa Focal Person For The African Parliamentarians’; For A Fossil Fuel Free Future
MONROVIA: Nimba County District #9 Representative Professor, Dr. Johnson N. Gwaikolo has been appointed as Liberia and West Africa Focal Person for the African Parliamentarians’ for Fossil Fuel Free Future.
In his appointment letter sent to the Nimba County Lawmaker and seasoned diplomat; a copy which is in the possession of this paper said, the appointment is to formalize the Liberian Lawmaker election and commit to provide him with a mandate to execute the roles as agreed.
According to the communication, Representative Gwaikolo’s major role will be to coordinate the activities of the parliamentarians’ call for a ‘Fossil Fuel Free Future’ in the region, which aims to recruit more parliamentarians to join the call and sign to the ‘Fossil Fuel Free Future’ resolution.
The Liberian Lawmaker who is also the House’s Committee Chairman on Rules, Order, and Administration, will also have the responsibility of coordinating with other parliamentarians from outside of East Africa to ensure synergies, and joint action.
The African Parliamentarians for a Fossil Fuel Free Future letter sent to the lawmaker also assures full support from the organization’s secretariat at all capacities to ensure the campaign achieves its objective in the region.
Recently, the Nimba County Lawmaker was elected as the focal person to coordinate the advancement of the organization’s campaign in Liberia and West Africa at a meeting for African Parliamentarians’ for a Fossil Fuel Free Future meeting held on November 13, 2022 at Naama Bay-Sharm El Sheik Egypt, at the side-lines of the 27th UNFCCC Conference of Parties, where in agreement, under minute 5(a) of the said meeting.
Rep. Gwaikolo is a seasoned Administrator with vast experience in both the private and public sectors. He has the ability to develop, understand, interpret and apply public policies for efficient and effective communication at all levels with his professional colleagues, with the ability to work under pressure, with strong time management and organizational skills.
Prior to his election as Representative for District 9, Nimba County, Rep. Gwaikolo served in various capacities in the Non-Government sector. He worked with the United Methodist University, rising from Vice President for Business and Finance to President.
As the Fourth President, he was the Chief Executive Officer for the University and had the overall responsibility for the university. He provided leadership and surveillance for all aspects of the University, including academics, finance, planning, student affairs, enrollment, advancement, athletics, and other key areas.
Rep. Gwaikolo worked closely with the Board of Directors to ensure that the strategic direction and policies of the university are aligned with its mission.