The National –Friday, January 7, 2011
By PILA WASU
KIMBE mayor Nick Tupi this week has thanked Talasea MP and acting speaker of National Parliament Francis Marus for the sponsorship and eventual presentation of K30,000 for the Marus tournament during the festive season.
Tupi said youths from Hoskins, Mosa, Talasea and Kimbe urban.
Tupi said Kimbe and other LLG’s did not experience any trouble during the festive season because most of the youths were involved in the games that also contributed to peaceful celebrations of Christmas and New Year periods.
Tupi said the MP was once a youth and sportsman himself.
“In fact he has grew up with rugby league, union and basketball by participating when he was a young man.
“Now he is showing an example by giving back to develop the sports at the grassroots level,” the mayor said.
The MP set a benchmark for the recognition of youth development through sports.
The mayor also thanked the MP for taking time out from his busy schedule to come and personally present the prizes himself.
While presenting the prizes the member said the money came from the National Gaming and Control Board.
Marus said WNB was known for producing some of the country’s better known professional sports men and he was doing his bit to groom youths in the community to one day become national stars.
“People can say negative things about grassroots sportsmen and women but nowadays champions are tapped and developed from the settlements,” Marus said.