June 21, 2019, Monrovia – A cross section of Liberian Youths and Students has welcomed the recent nomination of a Youth Development Expert, Atty. T. Maxwell Grigsby, II., as Chairman of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA).
Atty. Grigsby was on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 nominated to the position by His Excellency Dr. George M. Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia. Following his nomination, scores of former and current Liberian Youth and Student Leaders, as well as other young Activists and professionals, hailed the Liberian leader for what they described as a well-timed decision; while expressing optimism in Grigsby’s capacity to excellently deliver on the tasks attending said office.
In a rather detailed opinion piece titled “The Grigsby I Know”, the current Secretary General of the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) attested to the leadership, innovation, and integrity that Atty. Grigsby has demonstrated in the discharge of varying duties over the last decade. According to Mr. James Koryor, the appointment has reignited hope in the younger generation, considering that Atty. Grigsby has an enviable track record of being a result-oriented and visionary leader who insists on excellence and productivity.
For his part, Mr. Pindarous W.T. Allison, former Secretary General of FLY has since welcomed Grigsby’s appointment with optimism that he will ably reflect a true representation of his generation at the national governance level. Mr. Allison further challenged the nominee to continue on the path of excellence in service delivery, as the hallmark of public governance.
When confirmed as Chairman of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA), Atty. Grigsby will spearhead the Commission’s mandate of formulating policies and ensuring the implementation of such policies and measures aimed at addressing the problem of proliferation and illicit manufacturing, use, distribution, possession and trafficking of small arms and light weapons; as well as, shall coordinate and monitor all private and public sector efforts to prevent, combat and eradicate the proliferation and illicit trade in small arms and light weapons within and across the borders of Liberia.
Atty. T. Maxwell Grigsby, II. is a Liberian Lawyer admitted into the Sinoe County Bar Association as Attorney-At-Law. But he is more so a multifaceted professional, with qualifications and competencies in Public Sector Management, Tax Administration, Natural Resource Governance, Economics Youth Development, among others. He brings to bare a mixture of elongated professional experience, having worked for over one and half decade in both the Public and Private sectors in Liberia; stemming from Under Secretary for Programs of the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) to becoming Executive Director of the Liberia Petroleum Watch (LiP-WATCH), a policy think-tank of young professionals with the goal of ensuring the sustainable management of the hydrocarbon sector and the resources thereof for the maximum feasible benefit of ALL Liberians.
Atty. Grigsby later transitioned to the Board of Directors of LiP-WATCH as Chairman, upon a call to national duty at the then Revenue Department of the Ministry of Finance as Enforcement Director, Small & Medium Tax Division. He later became Enforcement Manager of same Department at the newly established Liberia revenue Authority before his transition to consultancy in the private sector. Unarguably, Atty. Grigsby has managed to distinguish himself as an innovative character who utilizes every available opportunity to achieve institutional goals, which has been demonstrated even in his current portfolio as Revenue and Finance Consultant at the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Monrovia City Corporation.