Sen. Gbleh Bo Brown Organizes Football Tourney -Donates Solar Street Lights To Communities

By: Kevin Wesseh, in Barrobo, Maryland County

A 5 day football tournament dubbed “ Peace and Unity Football Tournament”  was recently organized in District #3, Barrobo, Maryland County by Senator J. Gbleh Bo  Brown to promote peace and unity among the citizens and residents  and together hundreds of residents, especially youths and local government officials across the three administrative districts in the area.

The sporting event which began on February 22 in the Rocktown Nyonken Administrative District and ended on the 27th of February in Glofaken, the Headquarters of Barrobo had 9 teams, comprising 6 male and 3 female girls and the winners and the second and third placers in the male category received twenty-five thousand , fifteen thousand and ten thousand Liberian dollars respectively while for female category, the winners and runners up received fifteen and ten thousand Liberian dollars. The losers for both the male and female teams were given consolation prizes of five thousand Liberian dollars each for their participation.

The major highlight of the event was the donation and distribution of 10 pieces of solar street lights for Rocktown, Gortuken and Cavalla in Barrobo. The lawmaker also disclosed to the media that the total expenditure of the tournament was five hundred and forty three thousand Liberian dollars.

When asked if the tournament has anything to do with his re-election bid in 2023, Senator Brown dismissed the insinuation and said it was purely an adventure embarked upon to bring the youth of Barrobo together through sports. “This tournament has nothing to do with the 2023 election, it is basically for bringing the large number of our youth in Barrobo together using sports as a major avenue because the youth are more excited and drawn to sports than the older people ”, he said.

He also promised to install three solar panel receivers in the communities in order to improve communications in the district. He urged the local government and the newly elected coordinator of the youths of Barrobo District, Josiah F. Kuoh to continue with his advocacy for the promotion of Barrobo Youths.

An array of media houses covered the event and included Bryan Dioh Jr of the Phoenix FM, Harper City who is also the President of the Maryland Journalists Association, Alphonso Borner from Fuel FM, Pleebo, Magie Segke from BCR FM, Barrobo, Crozor Weah from BCR, FM and Kevin K. Wesseh of The Analyst Newspaper.

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