Hon. Saah Charles N’Tow
Ministry of Youth & Sports
A Profile of Honorable Saah Charles N’Tow Minister of Youth & Sport - Liberia
Honorable Saah Charles N’Tow is a trained and experienced career youth and community development professional, who is also a strong and passionate advocate for youth engagement and empowerment. His career in youth and community development spans over nearly 20 years during which period he has served at varied levels of management with several institutions across three continents, namely - Africa, Europe and the USA. Saah Charles N’Tow is currently the Minister of Youth and Sports in Liberia - an appointment he has held since January 28, 2016. Prior to his preferment, Honorable N’Tow served as Deputy Minister for Youth Development at the Ministry of Youth and Sports from March 2013 to January 2014. During his tenure in this position, he helped develop a number of youth development initiatives, including the Youth Leadership Academy and the Reproductive Health Commodity Security Volunteers Program. Prior to entering government services, he served as Program Director for the Liberia’s Fellows and Presidents Young Professionals Program: These are two capacity development programs managed by John Snow Incorporated (JSI) in collaboration with the Center for Global Development and the Government of Liberia. With support from several partners and Her Excellency, President Ellen Johnsons Sirleaf, Minister N’Tow helped transform the program from “start up” to a very successful program – graduating 5 classes before finally leaving to take up assignment in Government. Honorable N’Tow was born in Harbel, Margibi County and raised in Lakpazee, Sinkor. He obtained his Elementary education at the G.W. Gibson Elementary School, his Junior High education at the Newport Junior High School and his Senior High School Education at the William V. S. Tubman High School. Upon completing high school, Minister N’Tow entered the University of Liberia and was graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Mathematics. He later earned Master degrees in Humanitarian Assistance, and Human Services Administration, from Tufts University and Springfield College in Massachusetts, respectively. He is also a recipient of a Postgraduate Certificate in Youth and Community Work from Brunel University in England. Like many of his fellow citizens, he was driven away by the terrible Liberian civil war, which lasted nearly three decades. After the war, Saah returned home and joined forces with other compatriots in the rebuilding efforts. During the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus Disease (EVD), Minister N’Tow was seconded to the National Ebola Task Force to help in the nationwide fight to stop the spread of Ebola. He served as Assistant to the Deputy Incident Manager for Logistic and managed operations for the logistics unit of the Ebola Operations Center. As a community activist, independent researcher and a writer, he has remained engaged with various issues of concern to the near and far Liberian Diaspora, including its role in the homeland and more generally with Liberia’s economic and social development. Honorable N’Tow is also a published poet: He has published a collection of original poems titled “Dirges for my Homeland”. Minister N’Tow is a proud husband and a father: he is married to beautiful Mrs. Jacqueline B. Williams N’Tow and blessed with a wonderful family of eight children – 5 boys and 3 girls.