At St. Clements, there are few things happening, but we come today to celebrate because we didn’t have internet facility and computer lab. Hon. Cummings and the Cummings Africa Foundation have made that dream a reality today.
And there were few things happening also with the rent for St. Clements. The rent had not been paid, so they were about to close the school. Hon. Alex Cummings never hesitated. He provided the money to pay the rent. And so, we have a new opportunity that provides a trench to continue what is happening here. I know once we have the faith this University will be one of our nation’s best.
We go a little further, Hon Cummings. We are striving to make sure that a budget amount is stated in the amount of USD$ 15,000.00 grant from Government to help St. Clement University defray some of its debts.
What I am trying to do as we dedicate the Computer lab is to thank you, Hon. Cummings. Usually we wait and see people died before we bring all the flowers and we put them in large baskets or caskets that are made of iron. And when our spirits are trying to rise from these irons it will not be easy that day.
There is something happening in our country, but if you listen to the negativity on our radio today all of us will just want to stay home. But I believe that Liberia is a great country and Liberians are a great people. All of us are not corrupt; all of us are not bankrupt; all of us are not selfish.
When you hear about Hon. Cummings speak throughout the length and breadth of Liberia he does not talk about the negatives; he is not talking about why he thinks he is better than anybody or why somebody should be given the chance. He sends a simple message about togetherness; about each of us doing our part for Liberia to be great again.
That is why I have fallen in love with the man Alexander Cummings. And so I want to take this time today to say a special thank you to someone who deserves praise. He has been doing these things even before we could come to this program. It’s not like he was looking for praises. I just sat down one day and thought about it and said: let me look for Hon. Cummings and see if he could help. He is not looking for political glory when he helps others.
And so, I want to take this time to say a very, very big thank you.
I want to read the certificate that the St. Clement University will be giving to him today, which says: “St Clement University College Certificate of Honor, awarded to Hon. Alexander B. Cummings as a token of appreciation for your many contributions and dedicated services rendered to the educational sector of our society and to humanity”.
Hon. Cumming, for your extraordinary commitments to support the growth and development of the St. Clement University, we therefore present to you this certificate of honor as a true friend of St. Clements.