The Chairman of the Board of Directors of FELMAUSA has left the country to mourn the death of his father with the rest of his family back in Liberia. Chairman Sekou Fofana kicked off his month-long mission on March 4, 2014, and is expected to [at the same time] hold a series of tête-à-tête with top political-heavyweights of the Liberian society while in the country.
He will be holding talks with Vice President Joseph Boakai; House’s Healthcare Committee Chairman, Representative Joseph Saah; Acting Mandingo Caucus President Loseni Bility, only to mention a few. At the crux of these meetings is the goal to ensure the smooth and successful implementation of various projects being undertaken by FELMAUSA in that West African country—Liberia.
At the moment, FELMAUSA is implementing a three-year scholarship project, which began last year (2013); the organization is currently underwriting the academic cost of deserving students at various institutions of learning across Liberia.
In addition, FELMAUSA is considering putting up a community center in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. This follows the organization securing of a plot of land in Jacob Town, Paynesville, Monrovia. The land was made available through the kind donation of some community dwellers, identified as the Kromah family.
Though final discussions surrounding this project are yet to be concluded, its implementation is set to kick off early next year (2015). The proposed community center will comprise a primary school (from the onset), a library, an auditorium, a clinic, a computer lab, among others.
“The center will primarily benefit the Mandingo community in its entirety,” FELMAUSA President Bangalee Trawally has said.
Meanwhile, FELMAUSA is at the moment, busy strategizing the implementation of another medical mission in Liberia, come 2015. The 2015 medical mission will target Liberians from all walks of life. It is worth noting that the organization has already undertaken two successful medical missions to that war-ravaged country. Both missions transcended religious, political, ideological or social boundaries.
Co-chair Sekou Kenneh will steer the affairs of the Board while Chairman Fofana is away. The FELMAUSA Board Chair is expected back in mid April 2014.