Alexander B. Cummings, political leader of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), over the weekend broke ground for the construction of a 15 bed room community clinic in Neigbien Town, a suburb of Ganta in Nimba County.
The clinic, according to an ANC release, is one of the projects the party’s representative aspirant Lawrence Sua promised the people of the district before the October polls.
Alvin Legay, Neigbien Town Chief, and several other speakers at the occasion wholeheartedly welcomed the initiative. Several of them said since Nimba got its county status in 1964 such a huge philanthropic effort such as the construction of clinic has not been sponsored solely by a private citizen.
George Domah, Bain Paramount Chief, appreciated the development project, and thanked Mr. Cummings for his help to the people of Nimba.
Mr. Cummings was recently named standard bearer of the ANC following a county-by-county national primary.
Cummings, a businessman and philanthropist, served most recently as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Coca-Cola’s African operations before announcing his run for president of Liberia in 2015.
He was educated at Cuttington University, then Cuttington College near Suakoko, in Gbarnga, Bong County before furthering his studies at the Northern Illinois University, USA, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics. He earned an MBA in Finance from Clark Atlanta University.
During his tenure at Coca-Cola he created the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, and subsequently founded his family’s Cummings Africa Foundation, through which he has funded over US$1 million in humanitarian projects in Liberia, the press release stated.