Residents of Niegbien Town in Nimba County were the happiest when the Standard Bearer of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander Benedict Cummings Jr., officially dedicated a US$50,000.00 clinic over the weekend under his humanitarian gesture.
Leading the official dedication ceremony was Mr. Lawrence Sua, Representative an Aspirant for District # 1, in Ganta City, Nimba County with several attendants gracing the occasion including Mr. Alvin Legay, Neigbien Town Chief who wholeheartedly welcomed the initiative of the ANC Standard Bearer.
Those who spoke at the program expressed appreciation, noting that since the creation of Nimba, there has been no such a huge philanthropic effort undertaken solely by a private citizen.
Also, Mr. George Domah, Paramount Chief Bain-Garr appreciated the development project, and thanked Mr. Cummings for his effort to help the people of Nimba County.
Mr. Cummings was recently made Standard Bearer of the ANC, following a county-by-county national primary, the first of its kind in Liberia.
A politician, business man, and philanthropist, Alexander B. Cummings, served most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Coca-Cola’s African operations before announcing his run for president of the Republic of Liberia in 2015.
He was educated at Cuttington University College in Liberia before furthering his studies at the Northern Illinois University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics. He earned an MBA in Finance from Clark Atlanta University. Cummings hails an over 40-year career in international business.
During his tenure at Coca – Cola he created the Coca- Cola Africa Foundation, and subsequently founded his family’s Cummings Africa Foundation which has founded over $1 million U.S dollars in humanitarian projects in Liberia.