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Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson

Sports Development Tax is key to develop the sector - Minister Wilson reiterates 

 

Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson has reiterated the imperative need to develop sports in Liberia through a comprehensive sports development tax.

According to him, Sports can’t be developed  in Liberia from exclusive budgetary appropriations.

Speaking recently at the dedication of the Invincible Sports Park, he emphasized that,  be it exiting tax structures or so, to build infrastructures and to develop the sector like other counterparts, sports tax is the right way to go.

“I appeal to Lawmakers to have a paradigm shift in the promotion and development of sports in Liberia, “ he added.

Commenting on the new sporting facility, the Youth and Sports Minister pointed out that he was not surprised about the project, especially the vision bearer, because according to him, the Chief Patron of Sports, President George Manneh Weah’s passion for sports development and the vision for his country , Liberia is unmatched .

“You know how I stand for sports development in Liberia including the development of the country in general because I was there with you as a goalkeeper, Assistant Minister and now Minister of Youth and Sports, “ he narrated .

Minister Wilson stressed that the Invincible Sports Park is just the beginning of more modern facilities to come in order to help develop the game in the country but was also quick to point out that Sports Development Tax is the surest way to successfully succeed .

He then used the occasion to encourage the community dwellers and Liberians in general to take ownership and full responsibility of the maintenance and protection of the new facility.

“It is your own, so do you best to guide and protect it,” he urged the happy beneficiaries.

His statement was reechoed by former Invincible Eleven President and former Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Mambu Richards who emphasized the need for such facilities to be decentralized across the Country.

He hailed President Weah for the initiative and also recommended the need for the construction of a national stadium in country, especially when the Samuel Kanyan Doe Sports Stadium is just the one and only, the country can boast of currently.

“It is about time that sports should take its rightful place in the country, mainly when the country has a President, George Manneh Weah whose background in sports is very solid including other senior government officials to include: Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson and many others,” he disclosed.

“When the iron is hot, it is the right and proper time we need to beat it in order to improve and develop the sector so that history can remember us,” he asserted.

 

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