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Assistant Minister for Economic, Macro & Financial Sector Policy

Min SawoJames Dorbor Na-kulah Sao, Sr. is a public sector professional, with years of experience in both the public and private sectors. As Assistant Minister for Economic Policy, Macroeconomic and Financial Sector Division, he is responsible for formulating and evaluating economic policies that inform the country’s economic transformation agenda.

Experience & Contribution to Society
Minister Sao has taught in higher educational institutions, particularly in the Business and Public Administration College at Cuttington University Undergraduate Program for over four years as a Lecturer. While at Cuttington, he served in other positions, including Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Administration, Manager Seth C. Edwards Multipurpose Cafeteria, and Director for Procurement and Supply Services.

At the Ministry of Agriculture, Minister. Sao served as Director for Communication, responsible for imaging and communicating the activities of the Ministry and its projects under the PMU. Hon. Sao also worked at the Central Agricultural Research Institute as Head for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation before joining the PMU IFAD Tree Crop Extension Project as Communication Specialist. In the position as head of Planning and M&E, he was responsible for planning all research activities with the scientists, monitoring the implementation and carry out the periodic evaluation, and made recommendations to management.

He is the Board Chair for the New Life Foundation High School in Phebe Bong County, Secretary-General for Alpha Phi Alpha Eta Epsilon Lamda Chapter, an Elder in the Temple of Praise Bethel World International Ministries-Phebe Branch, a farmer with so much interest in investing in the soil, teacher, mentor, father-married with three children and the CEO for the Bong Communication Service Inc. He has several years of work experience with NGOs, Including ACF, Catholic Relief Services, CARITAS-Gbarnga, Oxfam GB, to name a few.

Currently, Honorable Sao is the President of the Alumni Association of Phebe Community Lutheran High School.
He has been involved with policy formulation processes at most of the institutions he worked for, which economically benefited those institutions.

James Dorbor Na-Kulah Sao, Sr. holds a master’s degree in Public Sector Management, a master’s in Education with an emphasis in teaching, a post-graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, and a post-graduate diploma in Higher Education. He is also a holder of an advanced diploma in Public Procurement and Supply from the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply in the UK with several other certificates in journalism and media development, leadership, and community service. Na-Kulah Sao is a 2008 graduate of Cuttington University, with a BA degree in Public Sector Management and Economics.



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