Newly nominated Agriculture Minister, Jeanine Cooper

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah has nominated Jeanine Cooper as the new Minister of Agriculture designate.

According to Executive Mansion release issued, President Weah nominated Minister Cooper on Thursday, January 16, 2020, pending confirmation by the Liberian Senate.

Ms. Cooper replaces Dr.Mogana Flomo who was relieved of his post on June 29, 2019.

Prior to her nomination, Ms. Cooper served as Managing Director of FABRAR-Liberia Enterprise Limited, an organization which specializes in processing and marketing local agriculture and food products for domestic consumption and export.

She also worked with the United Nations System for thirteen years, and Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) and Head of Liaison Office for the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Kenya, respectively.

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Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. has reported as online and broadcast Journalist on Human rights, Civil Society and development issues for the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS/ELBC) for about nine years. He worked in West Africa for Ghana Daily Guide Newspaper for ten years, as Human Rights Reporter, Liberia Desk Editor, and an international volunteer and Fellow of Journalist for Humana Rights (JHR). He Founded the Communication for Awareness and Development, a Non for Profit International NGO and the Vision Newspaper in Ghana, as publisher, Editor-In-Chief and stringed for the Voice Of America(VOA) at the height of the refugee crisis, covering more than 42,000 Liberian refugees in Ghana including other West Africans for several years in the sub-region. Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. has a BSc in modern-day Development Studies, and AA-Degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Entrepreneurship and Founder and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Liberia leading Social enterprise, Heartbeat Tourism for Sustainable Development(HTSD), Liberia Inc. He has numerous publications on opinions and developmental issues for leading Ghanaian and Liberian newspapers and magazines and online, and has provided national and international media consultancies, and is researching for a publication on “Tourism Its Impact and Youth Employment”.

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