Mrs. Madiana Nyanda Samba is the Founder and Executive Director of Community Action to Restore Lives (CARL). She holds a Master of Science in Rural Development (M.Sc. R. Dev.), a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA. Ed.) in Language Education from the Njala University College, University of Sierra Leone. She also holds several Diplomas and Certificates and have attended both national and international workshops, training’s and conferences. She has over Twenty-five years’ experience in Strategic Planning and Management; Project Development, Implementation and Management; Administration; Management; Gender and Women’s Rights; Human Rights; Education; Peace Building; Child Welfare and Protection; and Community Development. Prior to joining NATCOM, she also served as the Civil society Organisations (CSOs) representative on the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Board ( an international Board that galvanizes and support poor countries with resources to improve education quality), Chairperson on the Graceland Sierra Leone Boar and Deaconess/Board Member on the Evangel Church Board. She started her professional career as a Teaching Assistant in the Language Education Department lecturing linguistics for five years at Njala University. She then continued by serving the Government of Sierra Leone through the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) in various capacities as District Repatriation Officer; Project Officer and finally as District Coordinator over a period of seven years. She then continued her career in Action Aid as Education Co-ordinator but acted as Programme Coordinator, Policy Manager Development and Development Area Manager, Western Area respectively.
Mrs. Samba would like to see a NATCOM where more regulations are developed and implemented, innovations introduced to boost the Sierra Leone telecoms industry; astute monitoring of the international gateway for sustained revenue generation; improved and widespread quality of service; and a situation where customers are given maximum satisfaction and provided with the platform to interact with the service providers, NATCOM. As the regulator, NATCOM should also be able to deliver on its Mission and Vision independently and create a fair competition amongst all operators.