Internal audit

The mission of the Internal Audit Department is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the Authority’s operations. Internal Audit helps the Authority to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes. Internal Audit assists LMHRA Management and the Audit Committee of the Board in identifying, avoiding, and mitigating risks.

To accomplish its mission of implementing the provisions of the LMHRA Act by employing Good Regulatory Practices to ensure that medicines and health products used in Liberia conform to the highest standards of quality, safety and efficacy”, the LMHRA must maintain the confidence of its employees, Board, and the public. Confidence in the Authority is paramount if the LMHRA is going to achieve its stated objectives. The Internal Audit Department provides valuable support in maintaining the public’s confidence by performing independent and objective reviews, and reporting to the Audit Committee and Managing Director on their findings so that corrective actions or enhancements can be initiated.

This department is headed by a Director, Mr. Sylvester Adams Kanneh, deputized by Mr. Alvin Boye Dolo.

The Director of Audit, Mr. Sylvester Adams Kanneh, is a candidate for Master of Business Administration (MBA) in finance at the Cuttington University Graduate School and Professional Studies since 2018 and also holds a certificate of proficiency in internal audit from the Liberia Institute for Public Administration (LIPA). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Liberia.

He has had several years of experience, both in private and public sectors, including currently serving as Secretary General of the Montserrado Chapter of the ruling Congress for Democratic Change (CDC); as a petroleum retailer, he has served as secretary general of the Liberia Petroleum Products Retailer Union (LPPRU), a motivation he got from serving as accounts clerk with Petrol One, a petroleum distributor in Liberia.

The Deputy Audit Director is a competent professional with over 7 years of working experience in various positions as Supply- procurement and finance encompassing audit, vendor management, sourcing and Negotiation, Logistics & Transportation, warehousing & inventory management, operations, accounting.

With extensive experience in development of sourcing strategies, encompassing vendor identification, development and analytical assessment to strengthen supply chain effectiveness, Mr. Dolo is a talented financial management and accounting skills with practical understanding of major accounting software and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAPs) including good managerial skills. Able to efficiently and effectively manage scare resources in achieving organizational goals and have good organizational and interpersonal Skills.  

With expertise in implementing cost saving measures to achieve substantial reduction in terms of cost and demonstrated abilities in leading & motivating teams, organizing training programs for enhancing the personnel skills, he is an effective communicator with exceptional relationship management skills with ability to relate to people at any level of business.

Mr. Dolo is a young and aspiring Liberian with Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Procurement and Supply Chain Management with emphasis in Finance from the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya. He also holds a Certificate in Criminology and Forensic Studies from the  Kenya Institute of Security and Criminal Justice, Nairobi, Kenya;  a Certificate in Public Sector Finance from the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA); member of (REG # 782531) Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE); in Training of Chaptered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS: Membership No. 005712135 Level 4) and other educational qualifications coupled with years of working experience as Internal Auditor, Procurement and Finance Manager, Audit Manager, Credit Analyst, Assistant Finance Officer.