- Search Results
Lawmakers Urge Financial Support.......
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2014

Representative Bhofal Chambers of Maryland County




Lawmakers Urge Financial Support To LBS, Community Radios

By: Hilary Vasco Wiagbe

MONROVIA, August 13 (INA) -Several Lawmakers have stressed the need for the government to empower the state-owned Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) and community radio stations in the country.

Lawmakers Bhofal Chambers of Maryland County, George Mulbah of Bong County and Christian Chea of River Gee County said empowering LBS and the community radios will enable them effectively disseminate information to Liberians nationwide, especially as it relates to the Ebola Virus.

According to the Liberia News Agency (LINA), the Representatives made the call Tuesday after a communication written by Grand Kru County Representative, Numene Bartekwa, requesting more support to LBS, was read in session.

They argued that limiting such request to the LBS was not in the best interest of the campaign against the Ebola virus since the state broadcaster does not cover the entire country.

Representatives Chambers, Chea and Mulbah have described as crucial the role of community radios in the effort to contain the Ebola virus as these radio stations are heard in districts, towns, clans and villages across Liberia.

They emphasized that it will be prudent were the National Ebola Task Force to spend portion of the US$20 million that was pledged by the government through President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and approved by the House of Representatives recently.

At the same time, Representative Chambers has challenged his colleagues to actively get involved in the fight against the Ebola disease by going to their respective constituencies to help spread anti-Ebola messages.



latest headlines
‘Poverty Rate Still High In Africa,’ Says WB Lead Economist
World Bank Lead Economist and the author of the Africa’s Pulse Report, Punam Chuhan-Pole, has observed that with poverty rates still high in th ...more
African Media Group Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Journalist
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) says it has received with shock reports that Famous Giobaro, a desk editor with the state-owned Glory ...more
LNP Assures Female Contestants Of Full Protection
Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has assured women vying in the October elections of full police protection during their campaign process ...more
WFP Official Urges Joint Efforts For ‘Zero Hunger’ Goal In Liberia
The World Food Program (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng, has called for collaborative efforts by Liberians to ach ...more
Apostle Suleman Coming To Liberia Again
The President and Founder of the Nigeria-based Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) international is due in the country for a two-day crusade beginning Ma ...more
Police Chief Nudges Youth To Embrace Peace
Police Inspector-General Gregory Coleman has called on Liberian youths to do away with violence and embrace positive thoughts and actions for the ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency