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Former and current presidents of BWINAANA are honored at the 20th National Convention Ball held in Charlotte NC  June 2011

L  to R: H. Hugo Evans, Arthur K. Watson, Emmanuel Lawrence, Zachariah White, Portrait of Booker T. Washington
    Joe F. Mathew, Daniel R. Henri and current President Anthony Selli
Mr. Albert B. Travell, Membership Coorfinator of the Southwest Chapter of BWINAANA joins a team of engineers from the Power From The Son INC (PFS) for a trip to Liberia.
The purpose of the trip is to complete the Google Earth mapping for the BWI re-electrification project.......MORE
Alumnus Albert B. Travell Goes To BWI
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:14 PM,
Fellow Tigers,
Today in St. Paul, Minnesota the National President, the BWINAANA Advisory Board Chairman Pastor Collins with an array of BWI Tigers residing in the Twin Cities took delivery of an ambulance donated by the Allina Health organization.
The donation ceremony was broadcast on local TV in Minnesota.
The vehicle is currently parked at the president's resident in Elk River.
Founding member and former president Mr. Emmet Faiwoo was confirmed by the EC during BWINAANA Executive Council Meeting held in Cleveland Ohio this past November.  Mr. Faiwoo was presented to the Executive Council Members to replace Madam Toweh who was appointed to the BWI Board of Governors.
Mr. Faiwoo has served BWINAANA since its inception. Mr. Faiwoo was first elected in 1991 as National General Secretary. His position was to lead and steer the new organization which put in place the framework of BWINAANA. Mr. Faiwoo led the organization until the first National Election for the organization was held in Rhode Island where Mr. Evan Hugo was elected the first President for BWINAANA.
Founding Member and former National President becomes National Historian
Mr. Emmet Faiwoo
National Historian Appointed to BWI Board of Governors
BWINAANA President A. Zac Payne appointed National Historian Mrs. Margaret Toweh as a statutory member to the Board of Governor of BWI during the November 2013 Executive Council Meeting held in Cleveland, Ohio hosted by the Great Lakes Chapter. Mrs. Toweh will be vacating her post as a Historian to represent the organization on the BWI board of Governor. Mrs. Toweh will be replacing Hon. D. Ralph Henri former BWINAANA Board of Governor was was appointed by her
Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of the Republic of Liberia to a nine person Non Statutory Member of the Board of Governor to manage the affairs of BWI. Governor Toweh is currently residing in Liberia and will represent this organization well. Congratulations to Governor Toweh on her appointment to the Board.
BWI Board of Governor
Hon. Margaret Toweh
Mr. Harris F. Tarnue, Esq., MSc, MPSM,
LLB, BSc Legal & Management Services Consultant Procurement and Public
Sector Specialist

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has with immediate effect, appointed Harris Fomba Tarnue as principal of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata, Margibi County. Mr. Tarnue replaces BWI interim principal, Abraham Massey.

The president had earlier submitted Mr. Tarnue’s name to the BWI Board of Governors, headed by its Chairman, Kenneth Y. Best, Daily Observer publisher.
The BWI Board, at a meeting last weekend presided by Acting Chairman Emmanuel Lawrence of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), thoroughly interviewed Mr. Tarnue, himself a BWI alumnus, and confirmed his appointment. Chairman Best is presently away from the country.

According to information obtained by the Daily Observer, Mr. Tarnue is scheduled to go to the BWI campus on December 14, accompanied by Vice Chair Lawrence, the President of the BWI Alumni Association, Jonathan Paye Layleh and other Board members, to be introduced to the student body, faculty and staff. Harris Tarnue succeeds Mr. Alexander Massey, a prominent Liberian architect, who has served as Acting Principal of BWI since 2013.

About Mr. Tarnue
Mr. Tarnue, 55, hails from Gbarpolu County. He has 20 plus years’ experience in local and national government, non-governmental organizations, and academia as well as experience in conflict and post-conflict environments in Liberia and La Cote d’Ivoire.

Prior to his appointment as the BWI Principal, he served as the lead Public Procurement Trainer at Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA). From 1996-1997, Mr. Tarnue was a member of the Transitional Legislative Assembly of the National Transitional Government under the chairmanship of Madam Ruth Sando Perry. During that time, he chaired the Standing Committee on Education and co-chaired the Committees on Planning and Economic Affairs and Banking and Currency. He also taught as part-time lecturer in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Liberia in 2008; Deputy Director-General for Research and Consultancy at LIPA in 2005; Acting Principal/Instructor, Bopolu Central High School, Gbarpolu County from 1982 to 1988.

Mr. Tarnue graduated from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, in 2012. He holds a master’s degree in Public Procurement from the University of Turin/ICTILO, Italy. He graduated from the University of Liberia in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and earned a diploma from BWI in 1980.
Liberian Observer E-Edition
BWI Gets New Principal
Thu, 12/03/2015 - 23:18 admin
By: C.Y. Kwanue