Liberia: Rep. Acarous Gray to Host US$12K District #8 Tournament

Representative Acarous M. Gray. 

... Donates generators, cash to health facilities and mosque.

To promote peace and unity among hundreds of residents, especially among young people, Montserrado County District#8 Representative Acarous Gray has announced a week-long sporting tournament in his constituency.

The event, which is expected to bring together about 26 communities within the district, will comprise football and kickball tournaments in the area. Representative Gray also disclosed to the media that the total expenditure of the tournament is US$12,000 and, of that amount, he presented to the chairman of the District sporting committee, Mr. Zulu Miller, the amount of US$3,500 as part payment for the purchase and printing of jerseys.

The lawmaker, who made the disclosure following his unannounced visit to his constituents on Saturday, March 26, 2022, added that the tournament is intended to bring together residents of his District, regardless of their political differences, and to ensure that unity exists among them as people.

He told journalists that he was very impressed to host such a tournament in collaboration with the young people of the district. “It is an achievement of which we should all be supportive and we must do all in our power to ensure this is a success,” he said.

According to him, the first place winner in the soccer tournament will be awarded L$500,000; also the second place winner will also be awarded L$150,000 as well as trophies for both winners.

In the kickball category the first place winner will be awarded L$250,000 and the second place winner will carry L$100,000.

Representative Gray said, “I will give US$3,500.00 as part payment of the total sport budget. You know I don’t talk about what I don’t do. So this amount is given to you to start the process.”     

The major highlight of the event was to address students at the 26th graduation exercise of the Free Pentecostal Global Mission School, located on 10th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia. 

Rep. Gray also donated three generators that day. ACFI Local Community Clinic in Buzzy Quarter received a 3.5kva generator, along with US$3,000 for renovation. Slipway Community Clinic also received a generator (4.5kva), along with US$4,000 for renovation; while the Plumkor Central Mosque received only a 3.5kva generator. According to him, these donations were part of his legislative promise to his constituents.

During the 26th graduation exercise of the Free Pentecostal Global Mission School, the District #8 lawmaker also provided US$2,000 as part-payment for five scholarships for the first and second dux, as well as three disadvantaged youth of the school. Rep. Gray also used the occasion to give the institution 200 bags of cement and 20 bundles of zinc for its own renovation project.