Ninety six teams from 32 governmental ministries, agencies, public corporations as well as from other branches of government kicked off the Intra-Governmental Tournament (IGT) Thursday at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
The IGT which was previously called the Inter-Ministerial, Public Corporation and Agency Tournament (IMPUCAR) will begin with a parade from the ELWA Junction at about 9:00am and climaxed with a formal opening program by Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe.
Immediately after the program, the opening games saw Ministry of Finance (MOF) meeting the National Transit Authority (NTA) in volleyball and kickball simultaneously at 11a.m, followed by the second games of volleyball and kickball at 1:00p.m between the General Service Agency (GSA) and the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs (MOPEA).
Thursday’s matches came to a close with two football matches with defending champion MOF locking horns with NTA at 2:00p.m and GSA facing MOPEA at 4:00p.m.
On Friday, the General Auditing Commission (GAC) meets the National Port Authority (NPA) and the Ministry of State (MOS) rubs shoulders with the Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (LIBTELCO) in kickball, volleyball and football.
On the last day of week, Saturday, March 15, the Ministry of National Defense (MOND) will face the National Elections Commission (NEC) while the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) will engage the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) in the three disciplines.
According to the IGT grouping, MOF, NTA, GSA and MOPEA are in Group A; GAC, NPA, MOS and LIBTELCO are members of Group B and Group C’s members include Defense, NEC, NASSCORP and MCC.
Members of Group D are Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Ministries of Post and Telecommunications (MOPT), Public Works (MOPW) and the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC); Group E’s members include Ministries of Labor (MOJ), Internal Affairs (MOIA), Justice (MOJ) and the National Housing Authority (NHA).
Group F’s members are the Legislature (LEG), Ministry of Gender and Development (MOGD), the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) and the Liberia Broadcasting Corporation (LBS); members of Group G include Ministry of Transport (MOT), the Judiciary (JUD), the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA) and the Ministry of Commerce (MOC); while Group H’s members are the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS), the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Liberia Institute of Professional Studies (LIPA).