Montserrado County Senator, Amb. George M. Weah is investigating the kickoff of the 2015 National County Meet, amidst the stoppage of the usual US$350,000 from the government.
Senate Plenary mandated the Montserrado County Lawmaker, who is former world class player, in its Tuesday’s Session to lead a specialized committee to probe the unsupported 2015 National County Meet, and advice the Senate in a week.
The choice of Senator Weah’s Committee was owing to a communication from Rivercess County Francis S. Paye, indulging his colleagues not to allow the County Meet to kick-off in March because there is no government’s budgetary support.
Senator Payne urged his colleagues to postpone the County Meet to October, considering sufficient time and government’s support.
He said enough time should be given for preparation for the 15 counties and there must be adequate financial support from government as in the past.
It may be recalled that Youth and Sports Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs has set the Annual National County Meet in March.
The 2015 County Meet would officially begin in March and run through the Easter week in April to last for about three weeks.
The official kick-off will be held in Sanniqullie, Nimba County; and all the 15 counties have been placed in four regional groups for the first rounds to be played at venues in Nimba, Bong, Grand Gedeh and Margibi Counties.