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SWASAL AGM: Martin Michael offers support  

May 20, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Managing Director of Sierra Leone’s leading Sports Betting and Lottery Company, Mercury International SL Ltd., Mr Martin Michael Wednesday, 18 May, 2016 helped the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) with the sum of Le10m to host the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Makeni

The Mercury International MD’s support came just a day after the SWASAL executive received Le50m from the chairman of Mercury International charity foundation, Mr Samir Hassanyeh, as their sponsorship package for the AGM.

However, Martin Michael decided to give an additional support to the AGM, following further appeal by the sports journalist governing body.

In his appeal on behalf of the association, SWASAL president Frank Magnus Cole said: “We are yet to meet the budget threshold of Le75m and the number of members and participants keep increasing after the announcement of the Le 50 million; therefore we are pleading with you as a fatherly figure to render some financial support to the AGM.”

MD Martin Michael’s Le10m cash donation brought the total amount collected so far to Le60M, less Le15m of the total budget.

The SWASAL AGM commences today, 20th May, 2016 at the Sahara Hotel Hall in Makeni, and it is expected that Mr Martin Michael will deliver the keynote address.

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