Grand Bassa Appoints Emmanuel Pello
By D. Webster Cassell
Culled from The Inquirer
The CEO& President of the E-man Business Center located at the corners of Carey and Gurley streets, Emmanuel T. Pello, has been appointed by authorities of Grand Bassa County, ahead of the national county meet.
According to a communication signed by the superintendent of Grand Bassa County, Julia D. Cassell, Mr. Pello was selected to serve the chairman of the Stirring Committee of Grand Bassa County Sports Association based on his past record of hard work, diligence and commitment to duty.
The communication which was issued on November 5, 2008, further said that Mr. Pello's appointment takes immediate effect and he has been subsequently charged with the below responsibilities:
Firstly, he is to Hold periodic meetings in Montserrado County; to recruit the balance committee members and also to create awareness for the support of the county's teams. Additionally, he is to raise fund amongst Grand Bassa citizens for the teams' support and at the same time to mobilize Bassa citizens to ensure victory, by forming cheering squad amongst others.
Meanwhile, Mr. Pello, a well known follower of the game has formally accepted the position with high esteem and promised his fullest commitment in ensuring that his appointment serve as a major boost to the county's sports development. Mr. Pello however called on members and citizens of Grand Bassa County not to see his appointment as his personal issue but noted that in union success is sure.
He urged the Bassa people living in every parts of the country to be committed to the success of the county sports achievement, considering the importance attached to the upcoming county meet.
Mr. Pello at the same time has vowed to capture the 2008/09 championship and noted that it can only be done with the collective efforts of every Bassa citizen.
Grand Bassa County Vows
By Joe F. Wollie - The Inquirer
The Chairman of the Grand Bassa County Sport Association Mr. Emmanuel Pello has said this years' (2008) national county meet will certainly take on a new dimension with Bassa proudly taking the grand trophy home.
"All out support has began pouring into the offices of the steering committee including a LD $ 70,000.00 donated by the Grand Bassa caucus and county officials, he told a major news conference over the weekend in Monrovia.
Mr. Pello said in order to ensure sanity, transparency and accountability of the sports fund, two separate accounts (one in USD and LD) has been opened at the Liberia Bank for International Development (LBDI) in Monrovia.
He called for all supports both financial and moral to the steering committee as an encouragement to the football, kick-ball and basket ball teams.
Immediately after Saturday's new conference, chairman Pello and sports officials drove to Buchanan to formerly present the rapid prepared team to the county officials and Bassa citizens at the Doris Williams Sports ground in Buchanan city.
Sunday marked a test march between to new county teams and the locals, he said.
On Monday, there will be a grand parade on major streets in Buchanan to announce the launching of the tournament.
According to the chairman of the Technical Committee, Elbort Harris, perfect selections were made Bassonians in Monrovia to organize the broad base teams for the county. Series of test matches had already been played in Monrovia before their departure on Saturday, he reported.
Mr. Pello and Harris thanked the county legislature caucus, officials of the county and entire Bassa citizens including local residents, corporations such as Acelor-mettal Steel, Buchanan Renewable Energy (BRE), for their massive support to the teams.
They have assured Superintendent Cecelia Duncan-Cassette of capturing the trophy this year with the first Bassa teams taking on Nimba on December 7th 2008 in Buchanan.