Alexander B. Cummings, political leader of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) on March 5, 2019 won the “Face of the Nation Golden Award (FANGA) personality of 2018/2019 from the Christian Youth Community-Liberia (CYC-Lib)
CYC-Lib is an international non-governmental organization that was established in Liberia on July 2, 2016, to ensure the spiritual and physical growth of young people, and empower them to help develop and make Liberia gain prominence among the comity of nations.
CYC-Lib has a total membership of 300,000 youth in the 15 counties with focus on the spiritual aspect through nation building, programs, conferences, worship, livelihood and skills training.
Mr. Testimony Liberation Vorkpor, president and founder of CYC-Lib, said the institution conducted a three-month vetting excise across the counties before arriving at the name Alexander Benedict Cummings as “Personality of the Year.”
Vorkpor said during the vetting process, many Liberians selected Mr. Cummings for the numerous contributions he has made to improve the growth and development of Liberia, and building the capacities of young and disadvantaged youth.
He called on Cummings not to be complacent with the award, because it is meant to motivate him to do more and understand that his effort has been recognized by the youthful population.
Vorkpor added, “winning this award is just a stepping stone and also shows that you have contributed to the national growth and development of the country, and there is still room that you need to do more.
“This award is given to you because you are the face of the nation when it comes to youth capacities building and development,” he said.
Mr. Cummings, in response, expressed gratitude for the award, adding that it is important to have innovative young people taking the initiative to recognize people, who are trying to do good for the nation in different sectors.
He promised to live up to the expectation that the award coeval and encouraged other young people to live by Christian principles and values for the betterment of the nation.