Despite the membership of his mother in the former governing Unity Party, the son of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Central Bank of Liberia’s former Deputy Governor Charles Sirleaf has said he will contest the representative seat of Montserrado County District #10 in the ensuing 2023 legislative election.
If his intention will stand as the electoral year approaches, Mr. Sirleaf may be challenging tough-talking incumbent Representative Yekeh Kolubah provided that Representative Kolubah will reengage to contest the seat.
During the 2020 mid-term senatorial for Montserrado County, Sirleaf whose membership with any of the political parties is unknown, notwithstanding declared his support for the candidate of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Mr. Thomas Fallah.
However Mr. Sirleaf told this paper that he will be contesting Montserrado County District #10 Seat in the National Legislature in 2023 as an independent candidate and not on a party ticket.
In terms of experience, Sirleaf said to find a competitor is difficult as some people are saying they would even vote for Charles Sirleaf if he were to contest the Presidency because he is a man of good reputation.
Regarding his professional experience, Charles Sirleaf served the Central Bank of Liberia as Deputy Governor for Operations (2012-2020). He had earlier served the CBL as Liberia Director of Finance in 2006-2012, and as the Manager for Banking and Debt Management 2004-2006.
He was Special Assistant/Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Finance in 2000-2003; President of the National Housing and Savings Bank in 1998-2003, and special Assistant to the Resident Representative, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Namibia in 1996-1998.
He was also Vice President, National Housing and Savings Bank, 1993-1996; Instructor of Economics, University of Liberia (UL) 1998-2006; Manager for Business Development and Trade, Meridien BIAO Bank, Liberia Ltd 1992-1993; Manager (Officer) Citicorp Credit Corporation in Atlanta Georgia, USA 1990-1992 and Manager of Citizens and Southern Bank (C&S) Atlanta, Georgia, USA 1987-1990.
Regarding his educational background, Mr. Charles Sirleaf earned MBA in Finance from Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and a Certificate from the College of West Africa (CWA), High School.
Talking about his community engagement, Mr. Sirleaf awarded more than 3000 full scholarships for over a period of 22 years at various Universities, including the University of Liberia, African Methodist Episcopal University, AME Zion University and he United Methodist University.
The legislative aspirant supported both Christians and Muslims Communities giving external support for children at various levels of education while playing an advocacy role for prisoners at South Beach.