US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

Philips says the association made good progress in the last year
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The US-based Association of Bong Miners (ABM) will hold its annual national convention this weekend.

The three-day event will be held in Laurel, Maryland and is expected to draw members from the US, Liberia and European countries.

Speaking to Nordic Africa News on Tuesday the association’s president Benedict Philips said the event begins on Friday, July 5 with the arrival and registration of delegates and with a ‘meet and greet’ later in the evening.
The next order of the convention will be a business meeting on Saturday at the Waterloo Park. Philips added.
He noted that activities of the association for the past year will be reviewed during the meeting and this will be followed by elections of a new set of officials.  
Philips said he is seeking a second term as president of the association, adding that since he took over, AMB has made significant progress, put a positive image forward and drawn a lot of people to it.
Under his leadership ABM has sent relief items worth thousands of dollars to the Bong Mines community in Liberia, with the recent being a 40-foot container packed with supplies for the local hospital.
After the elections, there will be a lot of fun and food at the park while a charity ball will be held in the evening at the Friendship Center Hall. The festivities end on Sunday.
During the convention, several people from the areas of academia and sports will be honored, Phillips noted and called upon all Bong Miners to come and join the association so that they all can network and give back to the community in which they grew up. “I want everybody to be a part, the association, it is for everybody.”