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.