Speaker Chambers Wants US$100K Budgeted exclusively for County Meet

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Dr. Bhofal Chambers says the underfunding of the National County Meet is critically a pressing National problem the Nation has been and is still going through.

According to Speaker Chambers, all of the Counties do not have the same capacity in preparing their teams; adding that they often travel under extreme condition to games expressing fear that if this trend continues, fairness in the process or the optimization of the County meet competition will be a distant reality, if not an illusion.

Speaking at the reception in honor of President George M. Weah and Vice President Madam Jewel Howard Taylor held in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building Monday January 24, 2022, Speaker Bhofal Chambers said he wants the State to take ownership and not only rely on the goodwill of individuals; noting that it is therefore categorically timely that the Legislature appropriates One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$100,000) to each County directly to independently manage their funds for full participation in the Competition.

Speaker Chambers further indicated that Two Hundred Fifty Thousand United State dollars (US$250,000) could be provided to the Youth and Sports Ministry for its supervisory role in the conduct of the competition.

The Liberian National County Meet is the top knockout County tournament of the Liberian football inaugurated in 1956.

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