The National Election Commission of Liberia has appointed the former Assistant Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia as Director of Communications.
It was revealed in Monrovia on Thursday May 18, 2017 that Henry Boyd Flomo has been appointed by the NEC. Flomo worked as a professional journalist in Liberia for over 20 years, with several media institutions. The former Liberia National Boxing Association athlete, PRO and Vice President for Technical Affairs was elected as president of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia in 2001, after serving as Secretary General in 1999. As a communication expert, he worked previously with the Group of 77 through the office of the wife of the Vice President of Liberia, Madam Kartumu Boakai. The veteran writer and broadcaster served as press officer to the wives of the late Vice Presidents Moses Blah and Enoch Dogolea from 1998-2003, Mrs.Regina Mehn Dogolea and Nettie Blah respectively. In 2008, he joined the General Auditing Agency (GAC) family as Communications person, the position he served until 2010. Shortly after his resignation in 2010, he was appointed as head of communications at the Liberia Football Association, the position he occupied for five years. The new NEC communications boss worked with several media institutions including the Liberia Broadcasting System, Capitol FM and Freedom FM just to name a few. At his new office, he will provide technical assistance and consultation to the members and staff of Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC). The experienced communicator will guide the NEC in its communications and strategies in order to roll out all outreach programs of the NEC that are essential to public participation in the 2017 General Elections; advise in planning activities around the work plans of NEC; liaise with heads of departments of the NEC in planning activities and obtaining necessary updates; participate in multi-stakeholder meetings and discussions/outcomes; supervise, mentor and lead program staff of the project; draft weekly and quarterly reports for the donor, among others.