Christopher J Toe
Former Minister of Agriculture
Place of Birth: Grand Kru County
Education: Economics, University of Liberia; Master's degree, PhD, Texas University.
Biography: Electronic Data Processing Auditor, Ministry of Finance, Liberia, 1977; Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA, 1990-93; Various teaching posts, Strayer University, USA, 1993-2006; Assistant Professor of Economics and Management, University of Liberia, 1985-86; Minister of Agriculture, 2006-09.
Formerly one of the star ministers in President Johnson-Sirleaf's first cabinet, Toe was was sacked, or had his resignation accepted in 2009. He was controversially replaced by Florence Chenoweth, Minister of Agriculture under Tolbert, who implemented hikes in rice prices that led to riots in 1979.