Liberia’s Solid Waste Management Association Projects Green Cities Boss To Head MCC
The Liberia Solid Waste Management Association, LISWA has nominated the Chief Executive Officer of the Green Cities Incorporated, James K. Mulbah to Amb. Joseph N. Boakia, President-Elect for his appointment as the City Mayor of the Monrovia City Corporation, MCC.
“ His Excellency ,Joseph Nyumah Boakai President-elect should kindly see the need of appointing Individuals who have had experience and sustainably been involved with direct engagement in the waste sector of Liberia”.
“We strongly believe this drive would enable the actualization of the UP’ vision as it regards to making Monrovia and its environs clean and green in 2023 and beyond Against this Background, Liberia’s Solid Waste Management Association (LISWA) is proposing a seasoned Sanitation Expert, Mr. James K. Mulbah as an individual who is best suited to serve as the Next City Mayor of Monrovia City Cooperation (MCC)”, Kendamah noted.
Speaking Thursday, December 8, 2023 in Paynesville in a press conference, LISWA President J. Saah Joe Kendamah and Secretary General, Livinus Eugene Nwosu stated that they have reached an unanimous decision from the Solid Waste Sector to ensure that James Mulbah gets appointed as the next City Mayor at the Monrovia City Corporation.
According to them, the city do not need a politician rather a technocrats like James K Mulbah who has a proven record that will automatically make the difference with a focused mind upon his appointment.
LISWA listed below the qualifications, competence and achievements so far in the area of Solid Waste.
Mr. James K. Mulbah, is a graduate of the University of Liberia with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. He also obtained a post graduate diploma in Strategic Business Management from the Swedish Institute for Public Administration, Sweden sponsored by SIDA and is currently a candidate for master Degree in International Relations; University of Liberia.
Over the period, James has received numerous certificates and accolades including: An advance Certificate in Peace Building and Conflict Transformation from the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation University of Liberia, certificate in Financial Management from the World Bank Group IFC, Certificate in Electronic Waste Recycling at Ateliers De Formations Industrielles in Switzerland, Advance certificate in Solid waste management World Bank, Advance certificate in Entrepreneurship/ Business management University of Wisconsin Stout (UW Stout) –USA, Advance Certificate in Organic Fertilizer Production Songhai Liberia Initiative, Certificate in Entrepreneurship Richard Branson Entrepreneurship Program (South Africa), Diploma in Inclusive E waste Recycling GIZ sponsored program in South Africa, Certificate Trainers of Trainers Workshop Business Labs Methology The Golda Meir MASHAV Carmel International Training Center, and certificate in Bio Digester Toilet construction from Drillix Ghana Limited. He is a Licensed Environmental Evaluator, trained and Licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia.
James served as a member of the United States Ambassador to Liberia (Deborah R. Malac) Council of Youth Advisors. He served on the Regional Advisory Board of West Africa of the Mandela Washington Fellowship from 2014-2015; where he represents Liberia and Sierra Leone. In May of 2019, James served as the President of the State Exchange Alumni of Liberia-SEAL (2019-2023) a network of professionals who benefited from the US government sponsorship programs. Some members of this network include, H.E. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Mr. James Dorbor Jallah (Executive Director Carter Center Liberia), Former Chief Justice of the Republic of Liberia, Francis Korkpor, Tohpah Nah Tepoteh, and etc.
In 2014, he received the Most Innovative Entrepreneur Award by Business Start-up Center in partnership with SPARK, Bid network, and Accountability Lab. In 2017, he won an Award from Cleanup Africa as one of the Innovative youth on the continent. James is a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2015 Fellow (TEEP 2015). He is also an Echoing Green Finalist 2015 and a Sanergy Fellow. In May 2015, James was selected by the Young African Society; a World Bank Group as the Second most innovative Entrepreneurs out of 140 young people on the continent of Africa. On the 15th July 2016, James received a Prize Award from World Bank Liberia in a Grant Prize Competition to tackle youth Unemployment and poor waste management in Monrovia. He is a 2016 Richard Branson Scholar in Entrepreneurship.
In 2016, he was appointed by the former Vice President of the Republic of Liberia as Environmental Adviser to his office. James is a 2018 United States -Africa Entrepreneurship Award winner. In the month of July 2019, James was selected as one of the E waste champion on the continent of Africa and got a ToT training in Inclusive E Waste Recycling in South Africa.
He served as the first Secretary on the Board of the first Pan African E Waste Management Network called Sustainable Digital Development Alliance of Africa with head office in Nairobi, Kenya. James is one of the Top 50 African Business Heroes 2020. He was selected from a pool of 22000 applicants. In June of 2021, James won both the Environmentalist and Development Hero Awards at the Liberia Development Awards. An event organized annually by the International partners and the government of Liberia. He is one of the top 8 finalists of World Bank Group Global Youth Climate Entrepreneurship Competition One of the 15 finalists of Africa ClimAccelerator award 2021 Currently, James is the outgoing president of Liberia Solid Waste Management Association LISWA.
James has worked with the following partners: USAID, USADF, US Embassy Liberia, SIDA, Global Communities, ActionAid Liberia, UNDP, UNMIL, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, Fair recycling, Cooperaxion, Julius Baer Foundation, Peter Baumann Foundation, REPIC, Inno Recycling, GIZ, World Bank Liberia, Tonny Elumelu Foundation, Temperatio, Mercy Corps, and etc.
With all of these , including the physical and available outcomes put him second to none in the area of Solid Waste Management.