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Weah Nominates World-Class Financial Expert To Head Revenue Authority

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MONROVIA: One of Liberia’s topnotch financial and world-class audit professionals, Dr. Samora P. Z. Wolokolie, has been nominated by President George Manneh Weah as Commissioner General of Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).

In a formal communication, marked: GMW/MOS/ RL/625/2023/ and dated December 27, 2023, President Weah told the Liberian Senate through President Pro-Tempore, Albert T. Chie: “I have the honor to submit, for confirmation consideration to the Liberian Senate, the following person nominated to the following position in Government; Liberia Revenue Authority, Att. Dr. Samora P. Z. Wolokolie—Commissioner General, Liberia Revenue Authority.”

“Please accept, Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen, the Sentiment of my highest consideration and esteem,” the Liberian leader told the Senate.

It is not clear when nominee Wolokolie will face the Senate for his confirmation. Dr. Wolokolie is the current Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and MSc. Degrees in Forensic Accounting & Audit from the Charisma University in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting from the Cuttington University, and Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.) from the prestigious Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia.

At present, Dr. Wolokolie, also serves as Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Catholic-owned Stella Maris Polytechnic University. Wolokolie is also an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Liberia (UL), one of the Nation’s premium institutions of higher learning.

Atty. Wolokolie, without any iota of doubts, stands as an accomplished and esteemed Liberian Public Financial expert and Lawyer.

He has to his credit, an illustrious academic journey and a distinguished career. For nearly two decades, Dr. Wolokolie has rendered impactful services to the Liberian nation and the larger society.

Assistant Professor Wolokolie embodies a resolute commitment to academia and public service, immensely influencing and inspiring increasing number of young Liberian professionals and intellectuals at home and abroad, through his role as University Assistant Professor while fulfilling substantial responsibilities within the government and private sector.

The career of this astute legal scholar, covers multiple professional areas including but not limited to Public Financial Management, Certified Public Accounting, Forensic Auditing, and Law or jurisprudence.
As Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs at Liberia’s Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Dr. Samora P. Z. Wolokolie manages the nation’s fiscal economy, designs fiscal policies, and supervises all government accounting operations and expenditure proposals.

His previous roles include Managing Partner at BICON. INC. Liberia; Director of Internal Audit at the Ministry of Finance, and various high-level positions in renowned firms.
His expertise extends to lecturing at leading universities and speaking engagements at international forums.

An acclaimed researcher, Wolokolie is fully armed with reservoir of knowledge in consultancy, business evaluation, corporate strategy, governance, financial management, litigation, project management, risk management, and audit practice across national and international markets, which reflects his versatility and adeptness in multidisciplinary areas.

He is currently a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) student, reading Economics at the Faculty of Social Science and Law, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and MSc. in Forensic Accounting & Audit in February 2020 and February 2016 respectively, from the Charisma University in the Turks & Caicos Islands and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting from the Cuttington University in 2007, and a Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.) from the prestigious Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia in March, 2021.

He is a member of scores of respected professional bodies, including the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), Institute of Chartered Accountants- (Ghana); Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (USA), International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals, Liberian Institute of Tax Practitioners, Institute of the Financial Accountants-(UK); and Institute of Public Accountants-Australia.

Dr. Wolokolie has overseen impactful audits for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contractors and implemented system improvements in organizations, demonstrating adherence to globally acceptable audit standards and fostering internal control enhancements. In other words, he managed audits for USAID contractors, overseeing complex multi-site engagements. He is also credited for implementing system improvements across public and private sectors.

He has authored two books, “Forensic Accounting Analytics and Pension Fund Administration: A Study of Selected Administrators in Liberia”; and “Combating Money Laundering: A Guide to Forensic Investigation Professionals.” Both books are available on Amazon.

Samora has been married to beautiful Christine Reeves Wolokolie for over ten (10) years. The union is blessed with two children: Samora P. Z. Wolokolie, Jr. and Christira Sienneh Wolokolie. He is a devoted Christian and a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

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