Maddieu A A T Kabba
The Minister of Youths, Employment and Sports (YES) Paul Kamara has said that the President of the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOCSL), Mr. Henry G. Moore, has an outstanding record in the field of sports which has earned him the enviable Presidential Award from the Association of the National Olympic Committee (ANOC) for diligence, excellence and regard that under his leadership Sierra Leone is one of the fastest growing NOC countries in the world.
The YES Minister made this statement during a cocktail party in recognition of the award that was organized by the Executive Council of the NOCSL at the Presidential Lounge of the National Stadium in Freetown on Friday, May 4.
Mr. Paul Kamara stated that in such an occasion, “we must feel the sense of satisfaction when honour is given to those who deserve it like the NOCSL President, Mr. Henry G. Moore.”
He added that the award demonstrates that if one works hard he or she will be awarded no matter the country one comes from.
He said after he has listened to various speakers from the Committee he has realised that team spirit is very dominant in their midst.
He observed that Mr. Henry G. Moore has done a lot which has made him into a legend among in contemporary times.
He said as the Minister of Sports, his Ministry is trying to bring all sporting disciplines together for the good of sports in the country, pointing out that that is that very reason why President Ernest Bai Koroma takes a lot attention in the work of the Ministry.
Responding to the kind sentiments, Mr. Moore said referred to the award as very important to him particularly and the country at large as it reflects the commitment of the country to the development sports in the country.
He thanked all the associations affiliated with NOCSL, family and friends, for their support and cooperation to enable them achieve their objectives.
He revealed that out of the 204 NOCs in the world only three of them received the awards, with the other two recipients being Gilbert Gre’senguet, ANOC
Council Member and Secretary General of the NOC Central African Republic and Mr. Hachem Haydar, Vice President NOC Lebanon.
The ceremony was chaired by Dr. Patrick Coker.