Former Liberian Lawmaker And A Member Of The Cabinet Is Dead

Benjamin T. K. Blamo,Sr.,former Deputy Minister for Operations, Ministry of Internal Affairs and a former Law-maker is dead. He died last Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Clinic in Sinkor, following months of protracted illness.
 
The fallen Liberian statesman serves in several top positions including Advisor to the former Vice Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL), Honorable Wesley Johnson; Elder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dianna E. Davies School System; Co-chairman on the House of Representative’s Standing Committee on Executive during the regime of the Interim Government of National Unity (IGU) headed by Dr. Amos C. Sawyer and Co-chairman of the Board of Directors, New Vision Newspaper.
 
In his capacity as Co-chaiman on Executive, he headed several Liberian government delegations abroad to Cyprus, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon; among several other countries. He was Administrator; Educator; Faithful Servant of God; Patriot; Septuagenarian and a Dedicated Public Servant, earning him dozens of accolades.
 
The late Benjamin Blamo was an instructor at the St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Grand Cess, Grand Kru County and St. Francis Catholic High School in Pleebo, Maryland County, and also served as a Director of the Department of Birth and Death at the J.J. Dossen Memorial Hospital in Harper City, Maryland County. He has served all these dedicated invaluable positions with distinctions
 
Besides, he was an official member of Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL), Progressive People’s Party (PPP), United People’s Party (UPP) and Alliance for Peace and Democracy (APD). As an active Member of PAL, in 1979 he and several members of PAL and MOJA including the late Gabriel Baccus Matthews was arrested and detained by the Tolbert’s Administration.  
 
While serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dianna E. Davies School System, the fallen Liberian Legislator and Deputy Minister helps to establish an Orphanage Children Home and Church in Brewersville to address the plights of war-affected children and the needy ones, aimed at installing Christian values and principles in the future generation as well as bring Christ to the community.
 
Meanwhile, the late Benjamin T. K. Blamo was born on 18 July 1940 in Kayken, Barclayville Chiefdom, Grand Kru County, unto to the blessed union of Gbojah Blamo and Nyeah Weadee Taryonoh, both of whom predeceased him. He earned his education from the Fatima College now Our Lady of Fatima High School in Harper City, Marland County. He was the only child of his late mother but he has been blessed by the Almighty God with 14 children, 32 grand children and four great grand children.  
 
He  leaves to mourn his loss wife: Mrs. Rachel V. Blamo, fourteen (14) children: Mrs. Ajuah Blamo Sackor, J. Himie Dennis, William Bill Blamo, Benjamin T. K. Blamo, Jr., Victoria Taryonoh Blamo, Juwle Bernard Blamo, William Blamo, Roosevelt Blamo, Benetta Blamo, Patricia Blamo, Joseph Blamo, Rachel Maway Blamo, Archie Doryen Blamo and Grace Blamo; 32 Grand Children and four Great Grand children and a host of sisters, brothers and relatives in the United States of America, Monrovia, Harper and Barclayville, Liberia.

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