USA Convention: Bong Miners renew Philips’ mandate

Benedict Philips speaks after his re-election as president of ABM

During the recently-ended national convention, members of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the diaspora decided to renew their confidence in the leadership of incumbent Benedict Philips, giving him a new two-year mandate.

At an election held on Saturday, July 6 in Laurel, Maryland convention delegates handed Philips a landslide win over challenger Joshua Peal. Philips collected the votes of 55 of the 61 votes. 

Also elected alongside Philips to steer the affairs of one of Liberia’s most vibrant diaspora organizations were Helen Williams Mulubah, vice president; Beyan Williams, secretary general; Alhaji Musa Papa Konneh, financial secretary; Lilly Fallah, treasurer and Sarah Jackson as spiritual leader.

In his victory speech, Philips thanked ABM members for giving him the opportunity to serve them for two more years.
 
He called for unity among Bong miners and promise to finish what he started.
 

The convention, held on July 5-7, was well attended by Bong miners and friends of Bong Mines from the United States and Europe.
 
Some prominent personalities from academia and sports received flowers.  Former Liberian footballing internationals Kai Jerbo and Louis Crayton were among those honored.
 
The association’s next annual convention will he held in Wisconsin, the USA. 
 
In another development, Philips will arrive in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, on Monday to present to the authorities of Bong Mines Hospital a 40ft container full of medical supplies and equipment for the hospital.  
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