The Federation of Liberian Mandingo Associations in the USA has restored its 501 (c) 3 status with the Internal Revenue Services.
In an email to the general public this afternoon, November 3, 2014, Mr. Abraham Bility, vice president for operation of FELMAUSA said, “Few months ago, a joint committee was constituted by the Administration and the National Board of Directors of FELMAUSA to champion the effort in restoring the Federation’s 501c3 status that had been revoked by the Internal Revenue Services (IRS).”
The email which was published on the federation’s listserv said, FELMAUSA is pleased to announce that, “Our Federation – FELMAUSA’S 501c3 has been RESTORED, we are once again a tax-exempt organization.”
Mr. Bility through the email further said that the committee expresses profound gratitude to the national administration and Board of Directors of the federation for the confidence reposed in them for “This endeavor.”
He also thanked the heads of the committee, “On behalf of the committee’s chairman and BOD Co-chairman, Hon. Sekou “Opinion Leader” Kenneh and fellow committee members, board members Francis Duwana, Mahamud Jabateh, and Financial Secretary Hon Musa Papa Konneh, also our hard working, patient and dedicated tax expect, Hon. Mohamed L.M. Dukuly,” for thier courageous work.
The FELMAUSA’s 501(c)3 status was squashed under Mohammed S. Bility’s leadership. It is believed that the organization was at the time engulfed in petit quarrel with some of it’s chapters.
A detail story relating to the Bility administration’s interaction with chapters will be released soon.