Kwaplah's mission is to establish one of the best international procurement and development consultancy firms by fulfilling each and every customer's procurement and consultancy needs to the fullest and enhancing each customer's success by providing post delivery programs and support activities.
Kwaplah's general goal is to become a number one provider of affordable procurement and international development consultancy services to foreign governments and non-governmental organizations throughout the world. These include NGO's, Academic Institutions, and International Development Projects that are funded through IDA, World Bank, AFDB, ADB, UNDP, etc.Kwaplah Strives to Achieve These Specific Goals:
- Insure our customers' satisfaction through the provision of high quality services and products.
- Provide affordable procurement services to foreign governments and non-governmental organization projects, academic institutions, and government agencies irrespective of the types of products, quantity or final destination and to do this at a minimum possible cost to the clients.
- Provide wide range and different varieties of products that meet the needs of our clients.
- Provide high quality products at very competitive prices to our clients at all times with the ultimate objective of building long-tem mutually beneficial relationships with these clients.
Kwaplah's staffing consists of a core of highly trained, experienced, and motivated individuals, several of them with many years of working in procurement and economic development in various parts of the world. Many KII staff has worked with development actors, including USAID, The African Development Bank, International Development Associates, and government institutions, and they have brought to Kwaplah vast experiences and knowledge about the development arena.
Mr. Sherlock B. Mahn
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mahn obtained a bachelor of Business Administration (BA) from the University of Liberia in 1984. He pursued a graduate degree in Applied Economics (MS) from Oklahoma State University (USA) in 1986. Mr. Mahn is currently Doctoral Candidate at University of Phoenix in Management and Organizational Leadership and ABD from Oregon State University Department of Agricultural Resource Economics.
Between 1982-1984, Mr. Mahn served as a manager for an Import/Export Company in Monrovia, Liberia. He also served as a Director of Agricultural Sector Analysis and Planning Project, a United States Agency for International Development funded project in Monrovia, Liberia from 1986 to 1988. He has done Agricultural Economic consultancy work with the African Development Bank (East Africa) in Nairobi, Kenya where he was involved with the appraisal of Zanzibar's Rain-fed Rice Development Project in Zanzibar-Tanzania, East Africa.
Mr. Mahn worked for Hewlett Packard Corporation for 15 years (1989-2004) in various positions ranging from High Volume Manufacturing Equipment Acquisition and Qualification Manager to Senior Financial Analyst for HP Print and Imaging Division in Oregon.
Regional Offices and Staff
At Kwaplah, we simply do our level best in meeting our clients' needs one at a time, with efficiency, commitment, and creativity. A team of dedicated procurement and management personnel runs Kwaplah's Headquarter by giving their best to our clients. We look forward to receiving your Request for Quote and meeting your organization's procurement needs.
With growing demand for the type of services that Kwaplah provides, the current effort concentrates on expanding our operation in North America and Africa. In North America, Kwaplah intends to grow its local procurement operation by more then 20% in FY06. While in Africa, our immediate target covers West and Eastern Africa. The office in Monrovia, Liberia will serve as the regional headquarters for West Africa, covering most Anglophone Africa, but also initially addressing Franco-phone Africa. We have developed plans for expansion in Eastern Africa.
Kwaplah has representatives in several countries. We are proud of the quality of our products and services we provide. We had handpicked outstanding and experienced individuals to serve our clients' procurement needs. Please meet a few of our team members.
West Africa Region
Mr. Abdul Fatta Hamid
Kwaplah International (Sierra Leone) Ltd.
Mr. Abdul Fatta Hamid has obtained certificates for management of several database systems including Oracle and Revelation DBMS as well as certificates in Windows NT Administration and as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Certified Database Administrator.
From 2004 to 2007, he worked as Managing Director for Union Systems (SL) Ltd. IT Consulting Company specializing in software development and systems design.
Mr. Korku Nutsugah
Kwaplah International (Ghana) Ltd.
Korku Nutsugah, MSc Applied Mathematics (Software Design)
Highly proficient IT professional with proven analytical abilities and organizational skills, as well as 19 years of solid experience involving leadership and information technology consulting on enterprise application integration, hardware and software development processes and system deployment.
He is an innovative and self-motivated tutor, trainer, and team player.
East Africa Region
Mr. Solomon Ashagre
Agent in Ethiopia
S - NITCO Trading Company through its Managing Director, Mr. Ashagre, represents Kwaplah International in Ethiopia. S-NITCO is a private Limited Company organized in 2002 and is duly registered under Ethiopian Laws, with the objective of rendering efficient commission and commercial agency services as well as being engaged in Import & Export activities in selected products and providing various consulting services, such as undertaking feasibility and pre-feasibility studies.
Mr. Ashagre, founder and Managing Director of S-NITCO has more then 12 years practical experiences in international trade and tender processes. He holds a Master degree in Economics from Poona University in India.
Southern Africa Region
Mr. Maximo Kangwa
Kwaplah International (Zambia) Ltd.
Mr Maximo Chanda Kangwa is Financial Economist. He holds a BA(Economics)with the University of Zambia and MSc in Financial Economics with the University of London. He is currently the local representative for Kwaplah International and has opened up branch for the company