Generosity has been around since the dawn of humanity and has become a part of our everyday life and society. Philanthropy actively supports efforts such as scientific research down to volunteering your time to help out those in need in your community
Giving back to the community sometimes involves bringing people together and working toward a single cause. Instead of donating personal finances or proceeds, local organizations or citizens can plan large-scale fundraising events which raise awareness of a local need, encourage local unity, and bring in lots of money that helps transform a particular community.
One of those involved in search is the Association of Bong Miners .
Giving back to Bong Mines has been a top priority of the Association as evidenced by the numerous assistance it has made since the rebuilding process of post-war Liberia commenced.
In order to make the association stronger in the society, the Association’s Liberia Chapter has inducted in to office officials of its Advisory Board.
The association’s induction was done over the weekend at the Restoration Baptist Ministries in Congo Town.
Bishop Joseph Johnson, III, of the Restoration Baptist Ministries was inducted as Chairman of the advisory board, Thomas Swen and Henry Carr as Vice Chairman and secretary general respectively.
Others are, Theresa M. Gibison, Chaplain General, Kosmos M. Nguafa , Rebecca K. Mulbah and Atty: Tye B. Rogland all members .
Serving as induction officer, Rev. Dr. Jonathan Taylor admonished the officers to remain engage in to the developmental needs of Bong mines, adding that the community now needs them the most.
He disclosed that public service represents a high calling and it is an opportunity to serve those who elected them to the code.
He encouraged them to remain faithful in the discharge of their duties as they served the advisory board of the association.
Dr. Taylor at the same time pledged his unfinished support towards the institution adding that he himself once came from the community of whom the association is striving in giving back to.
Speaking on the theme; “The Role of Citizen Action in Nation Building” , Rev/Dr. Taylor disclosed that every country dependent on its citizens , adding that nation building is process.
“The basic purpose of a nation building is to bring unity amongst the people in the country so that the political viability can be realize over time”
“A nation building also involved transforming a collapse country that was either destroy by war or which never function as a country in the first place”.
Citizens of the country are one of the key instruments in the process of building a nation , each citizen has rights and responsibilities, some of which include, rights to vote, rights to discourage corruption, right to being law abiding citizens among other things.
He said the act of giving back to a community one comes from is a sign of a good citizenship adding that the group named the Association of Bong Miners is working In a good direction in helping to transformed and develop the country.
In remarks, the chairman of the Advisory Board, Bishop Jonson, thanked the association for the confidence riposte in them to chair the board of the association.
“It mean a whole lot to me, you know I grew up in Bong Mines, I went to school there , all my education foundation came out of Bong Mines and so after serving the organization for almost thirty years , I am so honor to have reached the top as chairperson of the Board of Advisors .
And I must say that there is a challenge to be able to give back to the community. We have a lot of projects in there , so we will be guarding the executive committee members to be able to implement a lot of projects from health to education and to other things .
So I am honor to served”, Bishop Johnson told our reporter in an exclusive interview.
Early speaking the president of the Association of Bong Miners Liberia chapter and the newly inducted secretary of the Advisory Board , Mr. Henry Carr , disclosed that seven qualify members of the association were elected to served as advisors to the institution and that their induction over the weekend was a new day for the association .
He expressed confidence in those inducted, adding that the group will now have people who will advise us on some key decisions that will move the institution forward.