The Ministry of Youth and Sports through the Department of Sports has announced that four counties have been cutoff to host the preliminary phase of the 2016/2017 National County Sports Meet.
The Ministry said Nimba, Bong, Margibi and Bassa have already hosted the competitions from 2011-2015 are not eligible to host this year’s preliminary competition of the County Meet.
The Deputy Minister for Sports, Henry B. Yonton, Jr., in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer said the Ministry is inviting counties that have not hosted the competition during the period mentioned above to indicate their interest in providing the services that are grouped into two categories.
He said interested counties in these categories should provide information demonstrating that they meet the required benchmarks.
Towards that effort, the ministry has established a set of regulations to govern the rights and responsibilities of all counties interested to host the preliminary competition of this annual event.
Minister Yonton named short listed criteria: as follows: That the interested county must have a stadium with inner fence, dress room, outer concert fence with VIP capacity with at least 10 rest rooms; and the county legislature caucus should attest to the expression of interest before submission.
Others he said include the county’s willingness to construct a stadium containing inner fence, dress rooms, outer fence with VIP capacity with at least 10 rest rooms; must possess at least fifteen (15) acres of land with registered land deed and the county’s legislature caucus should attest to the expression of interest before submission