Both Deputy Ministers for Administration and Sports Jacqueline Caphart and Dionysius Sewbe on Thursday of last week took over their respective positions at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Paynesville.
Speaking at the turning over ceremony, outgoing Deputy Minister for Sports Marbue Richards appreciated President Sirleaf for the opportunity given him to serve his country, and praised employees at the ministry for the efforts and cordial working relationship which helped to move the Ministry forward. The former deputy minister for sports urged his successor to work along with the team at the ministry and support the staff in the execution of job if he should be successful.
Mr. Richards however appealed to the staff to provide the same cooperation provided him to the new minister. For his part, Deputy Minister for Sports Dynesious Sewbe admitted of being aware of the challenges at that top post but said with a collaborative effort they can succeed.
The former Lonestar defender said he would not give room all kinds of things, and added that as a man from a military background, he won’t accept or listen to his subordinates many at time. He however noted that he is a minister for sports and not a minister for football and will commit himself to work with all sporting disciplines in Liberia.
For his part, Deputy Minister for Administration Edwin Tetteh urged his successor to respect the views of the employees and be the people’s servant minister and used the time to turn over the keys of the car and the office to Madam Jacqueline Caphart.
Receiving the items, Minister Caphart assured employees of a smooth working environment and opportunity for all. The former Culture and Tourism boss assured the sports bureau of the Ministry of her full support most especially in the area of youth and sports. She applauded outgoing Deputy Minister for the job well done and promised to work for the growth and development of the Ministry.
Commenting at the turning over ceremony, the Minister of Youth and Sports Tornola S. Varpilah said young people will be at the center of activities for developing success and focus on stability in order to support the President’s vision of taking Liberia from where it is. He commended outgoing ministers for their nationalistic role played during their stay at the ministry.