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ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Honorable Sam Kingsford Collins, Assistant Minister for Public Affairs, is a versatile and
experienced Liberian journalist. He comes to the position with excellent report writing skills,
gained as a result of specialized law enforcement training and extensive nonprofit donor
reporting.

 

Honorable Collins is a 2014 graduate of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University’s
College of Business and Public Administration with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration.
He got an Associate in Journalism from the Liberia College of Professional Studies in November
of 1999. In April 1995, he graduated from the Seventh Day Adventist High School on Camp
Johnson Road.

 

Professionally, he has achieved several certificates: Freedom of Information: Capacity Building
Program for Government Officials, The Carter Center, Monrovia, 2017; Peacekeeping Capacity
Building, Ministry of Public Security, Peoples Republic of China, 2016; Liberia National Police
Senior Officers Course, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC),
2016; Senior Management Course, National Police Training Academy, 2015; Election
Reporting, Carter Center/ National Democratic Institute (NDI), 2011; Developmental
Journalism, United Nations Development Program/ Press Union of Liberia, 2010; Image
Building, Africa Image Building Forum, Lagos, Nigeria,2009; Conflict Resolution, United
Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), 2009; Poverty Reduction Strategy Reporting, UNMIL,
2008; International Public Sector Management Forum, Accra, Ghana, 2007. Also, in 2015, he
completed Communications 101 for Government Spokespersons, Embassy of the United States-
Monrovia.

 

Honorable Collins has served in the following positions: Chief of Press and Public Affairs,
Department of Press and Public Affairs, Liberia National Police (LNP), 2011-2018; Executive
Director, Media United to Enhance Democracy, 2011; Administrative Assistant, Office of the
Deputy Minister of Information for Public Affairs, Ministry of Information Culture and Tourism,
June 2011; Radio Reporter, Renaissance Communications Inc. (Truth FM 96.1); 2008- February
2010; and Radio Reporter, Former Ducor Broadcasting Corporation (DC 101.1), 2003-2007.

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