Liberia: Administration of Nimba County Community College Lauds Cummings’ Contribution to Engineering College Construction
Sanniquellie/Ganta, Nimba County — The political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander Cummings, has been applauded by the administration of Nimba County Community College for his commitment to the development of education and other skilled manpower in Nimba County and Liberia at large.
It can be recalled Cummings in 2019 donated LD$ 5.2 million Liberian dollars (US$25,000) towards the construction of an Engineering Department of the college.
Speaking Wednesday, February 10 when Cummings toured the ongoing construction site, Peter Ben, Sr, vice president for academic affairs of the college, described Cummings as a man of character who wants to see Liberia moves forward.
“Your intervention to the construction of our project speaks volume about your passion for the development of education and production of skilled manpower to help the growth and development of Nimba and Liberia at large”, Ben said.
The ANC political leader said constructing an Engineering Department and Geosciences for the college would advance the knowledge and skills of students and build their capacity that would help boost the country’s economy in the future.
“Unless we develop more engineers and mathematicians, and also people with technical skills, Liberia will continue to retrogress,” Cummings said. “We have to develop more people with technical skills.”
Cummings added that the construction of the Engineering Department was dear to him because he wanted to make sure the younger generation passed through a better system of education.
His contribution, Cummings said, was a demonstration of his unwavering commitment to the developmental aspirations of the people of Nimba and Liberia.
He also explained that his interest in the development of Liberia and is meant to add value and touch the critical sector of the economy.
“As a responsible citizen, our interest in Nimba and Liberia goes beyond the pursuit of politics,” he said.
“We believe that the right investment in the education of our children will secure a bright future for the children, and with respect to our commitment of seeing a better education system, we are resolutely committed to this going forward,” Cummings said.
The visit of Cummings to the Nimba County Community College was part of his agenda for a two-day visit to Nimba county.
Cummings, trailed by a few security guards, made an unscheduled stop on Ganta street to shake hands and take photographs with ordinary people.
Cummings said the move was intended to interact with ordinary citizens amid the tough economy. “It was actually an unexpected interaction. And it was good. We Interacted and told me their personal problems about how the harsh economy is treating them,” Cummings said.
“Glad to see you, Alexander Cummings,” was what a 42-year-old woman said upon meeting Cummings.
“Come and hug me, Alexander Cummings,” a woman visiting her family in Ganta said when Cummings offered to pose for a photograph.