One of the longest serving officials in the government of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Assistant Minister of Sports Murvee Gray turned over the office following a farewell ceremony at the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS).
Mr. Gray served as Assistant Minister for Sports since 2006. After severing for 12 unbroken years, he said in his farewell message recently that his decision to turn over the office is in line with President George Weah’s mandate that the heads of Human Resource at various Ministries and agencies should take charge until further notice.
Gray, who was appointed to the position in 2006, turned over all Government properties in his possession on Tuesday, 23 January to the Director of Sports, Navarro Saykie.
He thanked his employees and work mates for their support during his tenure at the ministry. He also thanked the former Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for providing him the opportunity to serve.
He says it is not easy to part-company with people that you worked with for so long. Former Assistant Minister Gray served five different ministers, including Cllr. Jamesetta Wolokollie, Edmonia Tarpeh, Tonorlah Varplah, Lenn Eugene Nagbe and Saah Charles N’Tow.
In December of 2017, he got a masters degree in education from the University of Liberia and was also awarded “Sports Administrator” of the year 2017 by the Writers’ Club. He also served as football referee in the 12th, Street Sinkor Sub – Committee league.
By Sally Gaye