Margibi County District#2 Representative Ivar K. Jones, wants the county sports association to account for US$8,000 received from the Ministry of Youth and Sports in 20017 to prepare for the ongoing county meet.
The Government of Liberia thru the ministry gave US $8,000 to each county prior to the postponement of the county meet. The Margibi lawmaker, speaking to reporters in Kakata recently, stressed that the Margibi Sports Association should get ready to explain to citizens of the county the current status of the money.
According to him, the association received the fund in December 2017, and subsequently received green light to proceed with the annual tournament, but the games were postponed.
“If the money was used for the intended purpose, let it be made clear to the Margibians or if it was not used, it should also be made known”, the lawmaker demands.
He says currently, the county’s teams lack fund to prepare for the county meet. Rep. Jones: “As a chairman under the Margibi Sports Association, please come and account for the people’s money. The team will be going tomorrow to the county meet and yet the team is still on camp and doesn’t have funds. You cannot take over 157,000 people’s money and one person; I’m not saying you ate it, but if you ate it, I am saying you cannot take over one hundred and fifty some more persons’ money and eat it and expect to go sky-free, no.”
The Margibi County Administration headed by newly confirmed Superintendent Jerry Varney has recently been seen soliciting help to enable the county prepares for the county meet.
The steering committee was also noticed looking for money to get the county go to Grand Bassa County for the group stage of the games.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi — Editing by Jonathan Browne