The Daily Observer has reliably learned that Assistant Sports Minister Murvee Gray is set to be honored as the longest serving Sports Minister in the Unity Party led government and for his dedicated and honest service from 2006 to the present.
Minister Gray was appointed in 2006 by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and has kept the position since. The honor is expected to be given soon by some concerned sports journalists and administrators.
According to the group, Minister Gray has served over the years without corruption, adding that he was never suspended, transferred or changed by the President; “and based on these reasons, he deserved to be honored.”
As Assistant Minister, Gray served five Ministers at the Ministry including Cllr. Jamesetta Wolokollie, Edmonia Tarpeh, Tonorlah Varplah, Lenn Eugene Nagbe and current Minister Saah Charles N’Tow. He has also worked with three Deputy Ministers for Sports – Marbue Richards, Dionysius Sebwe and currently Henry Yonton.
Recently Minister Gray was among several assistants and deputy ministers hailed by President Sirleaf for serving her government and the Liberian people. Gray, who is also former Liberia Athletics Federation Vice President for Operations, has been influential in the organization of the annual National County Sports Meet.
The competition, which involves five sporting disciplines, including athletics, volleyball, basketball, kickball, and football, has been successfully managed over the last 12 years by the Ministry.
Apart from his contribution to sports, Minister Gray is also an educator, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Education. He is currently a lecturer of psychology and sociology at the Smythe Institute of Management and Technology.