Our Team

Atty. J. Adams Manobah

Chairman Manobah hails from Grand Cape Mount County and has the following educational and professional background: BA and an LLB from the Louis Arthur Grimes of Law, University of Liberia and BSc (Economics), University of Liberia. He is an MSc. Candidate (Taxation), Washington School of Law, Utah, USA. Hon. Manobah has worked in the following capacities: Assistant Legal Officer, Department of Legal Affairs, Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Monrovia, Liberia; Subject Matter Expert (Guest Lecturer on Disaster Management), Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Accra, Ghana; Assistant Manager for Policy, Department of Planning and Policy, EPA, Monrovia.

Chairman Manobah served as Chief Internal Auditor, Internal Audit Unit, EPA; Administrative Manager, Guthrie Rubber Plantation from 2007 to 2009; Tax Associate, H & R Block Tax & Mortgage Company, Upper Darby, Pa, USA – 2002 to 2006; Sales Representative (insurance and mortgage), Primerica Financial Services Landsdale, Pa, USA – 2002 to 2004. Atty. Manobah served as Executive Director of Man United to Save Humanity (MUSH), a local NGO; Camp Supervisor, Demobilization, United Nations Observers Mission in Liberia (UNOMIL), Monrovia, from 1994 to 1995. 

<strong>Hon. P. Bloh Sayeh</strong>

The Vice-Chair of the Liberia Land Authority (LLA), Hon. Philomena Bloh Sayeh is a career teacher, researcher and manager. Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Ms. Sayeh acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in West African History from the University of Liberia in 1981. She then later matriculated to West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, the United States of America, where she obtained a Master of Arts Degree in East African History in 1987. She is also versed in African American History and Developmental Studies.

Before her appointment as Vice-Chair of the LLA, Ms. Sayeh served as Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Liberia. She also taught Adult Basic Education from 1999 to 2001, Department of Alternative Programs, Montgomery County Public Schools, Silver Spring, Maryland United States of America. Between 2008 and 2018, Ms. P. Bloh Sayeh held the mantle of authority as Director-General of the Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA). As a multifaceted agency, the CNDRA is a national repository for government records and documents, including a registry for marriages. During her tenure, the Agency also served as the registry for land deeds, until such function got transferred to the Liberia Land Authority along with other ministries that were performing land functions. Due to her managerial skills and other professional attributes, Ms. Sayeh led the implementation of several projects that made the CNDRA gained maximum benefits and grants. Besides, she supervised, rebuild, and developed an internal management system and build staff capacity that turned the Agency from a dysfunctional one to a functional one.

Apart from her resourcefulness in academia, as stated above, Ms. Sayeh in the course of her participation and professional activities and roles, she served as Assistant Minister for Administration, Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs, Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU) from 1991 to 1995. As Assistant Minister, she provided direct supervision of the Personnel Department, supervised logistics, and managed the Presidential non-expenditure funds efficiently and transparently. In consideration of her managerial competences and furtherance of her career goals, she gained employment at the Sahara Trading Company in 1997 as Manager for Administration. At this entity, she provided supervision for personnel, procured logistics, and maintained international and local business partnerships.

Ms. P. Bloh Sayeh comes to the position of Vice-Chair of the LLA, with a high degree of personal skills and competencies. She is assertive, analytical, and has strong managerial skills intertwined with integrity and sound organizational planning and implementation of programs and projects. She is one of the architects that participated actively during a series of consultative meetings that ushered in the establishment of the Land Commission in 2009. She also served as a member of the Transitional Team under the Interim Land Task Force (ILTF) in 2015 that paved the way for the establishment of the LLA in 2016.

Through her long and distinguished career, Ms. Sayeh attended several local and international conferences, workshops, and seminars numerous to mention.

Hon. Ellen O. Pratt

Commissioner Pratt hails from Sinoe County in South-Eastern Liberia. She is charged with developing a comprehensive land use and management reform agenda, including a National Land Use Planning and Management Framework, which will be the first inclusive land planning strategy developed in Liberia.

Madam Pratt is an executive management professional and an urban planning expert with a specialization in urban infrastructure development, who has over 20 years’ experience in public and private sector institutions, both in the US and Liberia. She earned her Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a Master of City and Regional Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Commissioner Pratt is a certified and licensed urban planner and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).  

In her professional capacity as an urban development expert, Honorable Pratt has participated in knowledge exchanges, expert group meetings, and served as a panelist worldwide. Commissioner Pratt authored the Liberia National Habitat Report, which was ratified by the United Nations, outlining the Country’s framework for a New Urban Agenda. Madam Pratt previously served as Deputy Minister for Industry with the Ministry of Commerce and Senior Urban Planning Advisor to the Mayor of Monrovia.

Hon. J. Josephus Burgess, Sr.

Hon. J. Josephus Burgess, Sr. hails from Rivercess County and has the following educational background: Graduated from the University of Liberia with a BSc in Economics and he is currently pursuing an MSc degree in Education at the University of Liberia. He has a wide range of experience in land surveying, teaching, and theology.

Hon. Burgess has worked in the following capacities: Director, Bureau of Lands and Surveys – Ministry of Lands, Mines, and Energy; National Overseer – Kingdom Harvest Ministries, Inc.; Training Coordinator – Cadastral Surveyors Association of Liberia, Inc. Training Officer – Bureau of Land Information and Training; Principal – Kingdom Harvest Academy. Director of Education – Kingdom Harvest Ministries, Inc. Vice Principal for Administration and Academic Affairs – Open Bible Standard High School; Resident County Surveyor – Rivercess County, MLM&E; Project Surveyor – Decoris Oil Palm Smallholder Project, Maryland County and Assistant Project Supervisor and Bush Manager – Coastal Liberia Uranium (CLU).

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Liberia Land Authority

The Liberia Land Authority (LLA) is a product of the policy, legal and institutional reform of the land sector of Liberia led by the erstwhile Land Commission. The LLA, established by an Act of the National Legislature on October 6, 2016, as an autonomous agency of the Government with operational independence, subsumes land functions that were performed by several agencies of government... Read details