One of the telecommunication giant operating in Liberia continue to show an unflinching support for sports with huge packages toward recognizing athletes to infrastructure development in Liberia since it began operations,Orange Liberia .
Orange Liberia’s Chief Executive Officer, Mamadou Coulibaly , in his remark to the media during the launch of the 2019/2020 NCSM said the company remains committed to its support not only to football, but to sports in Liberia. Orange has provided US$5,000 as part of its support towards the ongoing rehabilitation work of the basketball gymnasium in Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, while the government is expected to provide a sum of L$300,000 for the tournament.
Coulibaly said Orange believes that sports is not only a medium to bring to spotlight good athletes, but good people that will serve as agents of positive change in the country, therefore, his company will continue to invest in sports. “Orange is heavily investing and will continue to invest in sports in Liberia. For us, sports is not only to make a good athlete, but to also make good people,” Mr. Coulibaly said.
The company made this plan known during the official unveiling of it partnership package for this year’s national county meet , noting that , the 2019/2020 National County Sports Meets (NCSM) promises to be another remarkable one. Announced last month [October 2019 ] and signed a US$40,000 as sponsors of the tournament for tournament .This is based on Orange Liberia’s continuous commitment to support the country’s biggest sporting event.
Orange Liberia a member of the Orange Telecommunication group , a French multinational telecommunications corporation. With 0ver 256 million customers worldwide and employs 95,000 people in France and 59,000 elsewhere including Liberia . It is the tenth largest mobile network operator in the world and the fourth largest in Europe after Vodafone, Telefónica and VEON. In 2015, the group had revenue of €40 billion.
Also making a statement was ,Youth and Sports Minister D. Zoegar Wilson, he praised the telecommunication company for the partnership, and the level of cooperation between the two institutions. Wilson said it was due to the level of cooperation that the ministry deemed it necessary to engage the telecommunication company for sponsorship of this year’s edition of the tournament.
Source: Lsonline Staff