Raji Lobbying With Newly Elected Lawmakers To Support The Sporting Sector By: Julius Konton

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The lack of huge investment and or adequate support into the sporting sector has been a major challenge for the growth and improvement of the game across the Country. However,  this story maybe of the past following the election of newly elected lawmakers who are already key stakeholders and executives of the sector. According to the President of the Liberia Football Association Mustapha Raji, He hopes that Support to Sports will be further step up beginning 2024 for the sector. Currently, he named former LFA President Musa Bility who is now a Lawmaker from Nimba County, Mighty Barrolle President, Alex Tyler, Senator elect of Bomi County and Saah Joseph, President of one of Liberia’s traditional Clubs, Invincible Eleven who retained his position as Senator Elect of Montserrado County respectively.  Already Bomi County Senator and former LFA’s President Edwin Snowe is a member of the national legislature.  President Raji said with such visible advantages for the sector through these key individuals, he will maximize every opportunity to roll his sleevs and lobby   with these sporting executives now legislators to help provide more support for the sector. Reflecting on their previous statements, he recounted that the former President of the LFA now Bomi County Senator, Edwin Snowe stated that National Government needed to put at least one cent tariff on petroleum products to support football,  this he promise to engage with the Bomi Senator to  remind him of his statement, as for former President Bility, Raji added that he  spoke about football receiving 5m a year, “we will be reminding him”, as well. On the end of the President of Mighty Barrolle Alex Tyler now Senator elect of Bomi County, he once emphasized the need for the government to do more to support football and now he is there, we will remind him, the current LFA boss noted. At the same time, Raji promise to reach out to the President of Invincible Eleven, Saah Joseph to see the need to help use his legislative influence in order to improve the game. According to President Raji, it is now time for the Liberian league to grow but it cant happen without significant investment.  He pointed out that when you invest in the game, you will get the necessary returns. Raji very passionate to see the improvement and fast development of the game across the Country re-echoed the need for collective approach and team work efforts in order to deliver Liberian football to a bigger stage.

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