Prez Sirleaf Ignores Sports in State of Nation Address

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Dear Editor:

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, in fulfillment of Article 58 of the 1986 Constitution, last Monday delivered her 10th State of the Nation address to the 53rd National Legislature.

She highlighted cardinal issues relating to various sectors of the country, including security, education, health, economy and infrastructural development, amongst others, but without mentioning a single word about one of the most important sectors in the country for the second consecutive address – sports.
During her 9th State of the Nation address, President Sirleaf, as the Chief Patron of Sports, did not mention sports in a single paragraph, as she did on Monday.

She failed to do just a week after the County Meet when government officials and stakeholders of Grand Bassa County assembled in the county to celebrate their victory in the just ended national meet.

In my own opinion as an emerging sports writer, this does not in any way represent a good reflection of the President as the Chief Patron of Sports.
Different languages and vernaculars are spoken by people around the globe, but there is only one langue that everyone understands, that is SPORTS.

Anthony Kokoi is a freshman student at the University of Liberia reading Public Administration and Mass Communications.

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