The commission is composed of five commissioners nominated by the president and confirmed by the Liberian Senate. One of the commissioners serves as Chairperson and one as Vice Chairperson.
The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Commission shall be appointed by the President for a term of five (5) years each, and shall be eligible for appointment for one additional term of (5) years.
To ensure continuity, the President on a staggered term basis, subject to confirmation by the Liberian Senate, shall appoint three (3) additional Commissioners for terms as follows:
- One (1) Commissioner shall be appointed for an initial term of four (4) years.
- One (1) Commissioner shall be appointed for an initial term of three (3) years
- One (1) Commissioner shall be appointed for an initial term of two (2) years
Therefore, all subsequent appointments shall be for a fixed period of five years.
Commissioners so appointed shall be eligible for re-appointment once.
Cllr. Nwabudike is a prominent lawyer who has worked extensively and acquired up to twenty years of experience in the areas of legal research, advocacy, public policy planning and analysis. He is a team player, a consensus builder, focused on details and concrete results.
Cllr.Nwabudike received his LL.B from the Lewis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, and both LL.M. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Loyola University, Chicago, USA. He also holds a MSc from the Graduate School of Regional Planning and Public Policy, University of Liberia.
He served with the United Nations System for twelve (12) years which provided him with the experience of working with individuals from very diverse cultural and professional background. During his years at the UN, he acquired excellent competence in providing strategic direction and guidance in the implementation of government policies, particularly in the areas of judicial system reform programs and development project initiatives in post conflict and fragile environment. Within this period, he furthered sharpen his ability to employ the necessary skills and sensitivity required to integrate cross cutting issues like gender, human rights, and peace building in a multi-cultural environment.
Two of his most recent work was involved with leading a five member team comprising of counselors and prominent Liberians on a Special Presidential Committee to examine allegations made by Global Witness in its recent reports involving the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL). Before this, he had also served as “Special Investigator” looking into the usage and misappropriations of donor funds in the agriculture sector (Ministry of Agriculture) 2017.
He plays basketball and chess, and can play several musical instruments. He holds active membership of several national and international organizations and speaks several international and national languages. He is blessed with two children. (a boy and a girl).
Cllr. Gbala has led many important national civil society coalitions in Liberia including the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) which at one point comprised over 25 civil society organizations working on issues of public accountability.
Over the last 15 years Cllr. Gbala has worked/consulted for several international and local organizations on programs emphasizing democratic governance and the rule of law in Liberia, Senegal and Nigeria. Some of these organizations include the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), TrustAfrica, The Internews Network, DAI Global LLC, the International Center for Transitional Justice, Sites of Conscience, Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections (NAYMOTE) and the Liberia Institute of Public Administration.
Prior to his appointment to the LACC, Cllr. Gbala served as Country Coordinator for the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Program at UNDP Liberia where he oversaw the identification and deployment of skilled human resource assets for the UN System in Liberia. On a part time basis, he serves as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law where he teaches Legal Writing and Public International Law.
He holds a BBA in Business Administration from the Stella Maris Polytechnic, an LLB in Law from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, and an LL.M in Law with specialization in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law from the Claude Pettit School of Law, Ohio Northern University. The Vice Chairperson is a certified Prince2Agile Project Manager and has amassed several certifications in transitional justice and project management.
He is Vice President of the Grand Gedeh Bar, member of the Liberian National Bar Association Law Journal Committee as well as member of the Honorable Supreme Court Bar of Liberia. For leisure, Kanio enjoys debates, scrabble and deep philosophical conversations. Kanio is married with two kids, Dorisann and Kanio, Jr.
Commissioner Gibson brings to the LACC rich experience in Accounting, Auditing, Management and Finance. He has been in the private sector, both in the Untied State and Liberia for little over twenty (20) years. Prior to his incumbency at the LACC, he worked in the public sector as senior auditor at the General Auditing Office, now the General Auditing Commission. At the LACC, he had oversight responsibility for Administration from 2014 -2017, he served as Oversight Commissioner for Enforcement and Investigation from 2017 to 2019. At the same time he served as Officer in Charge (OIC) from March to December 2019. He is now serving as Oversight Commissioner for Administration. Commissioner Gibson holds a BBA degree from the University of Liberia, with emphasis in Accounting and Management. He earned a MBA degree from the St. Mary’s University in the USA with emphasis in Finance. He is a certified Financial Planner. He has oversight responsibility for Enforcement.
Commissioner Dolo comes to the Commission with a wealth of knowledge and skills as a public servant. Over the years, she has rendered remarkable services as a Consultant, Facilitator, Financial Trainer, Project Coordinator, Program Administrator, Manager and Teacher, both in Liberia and the United States of America.
Before taking up this new assignment at the LACC, she served as a Consultant at the Roberts International Airport, where she performed an assessment of the Human Resource Department; on the existing policies and procedures for compliance with best practices and wrote a comprehensive report of findings, and made appropriate recommendations for addressing deficiencies.
Commissioner Dolo holds a BBA degree in Finance from the University Du Benin in Togo and MA in Health Services Administration from the St. Mary’s University in the United States. She has oversight responsibility for the Education and Prevention Division.