Minister Brown Wants Media Scrutinize Candidates
By Calvin Brooks
MONROVIA, Feb 1 (LINA) -The Information Minister Lewis Brown has challenged the Liberian media to scrutinize Liberians aspiring for public offices at the national level in the country.
Minister Brown said the media should be able to inform the Liberian people about the track records of people who intend to represent them at the National Legislature.
Speaking Friday at an Awards Night organized by the New Republic Newspaper held at the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, Minister Brown stressed that Liberia needs leaders who will seek the welfare of the people and not those who will promote their selfish interests.
He observed that aspirants will promise the Liberian people while seeking their votes, but when they are elected they forget the need to improve the plight of the people.
He indicated that Liberia needs men and women who will be committed and willing to sacrifice for the good of the country and the people, rather than those whose intention is to enrich themselves at the expense of the people.
Minister Brown emphasized that the Liberian media should go beyond just honoring individuals and entities, but also enlighten the people about those who are seeking for political leadership to understand who they are electing.
The Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs Isaac Jackson, who deputized for Information Minister Brown, then congratulated the New Republic Newspaper Management for the transparent manner in which it selected the honorees.
According to the New Republic Newspaper, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe was named Human Rights Lawyer of the Year; Green Advocate as the Environmental Group; Madam Mary Broh as the Woman of the Year; Mr. T. Nelson Williams of LPRC as Managing Director of the Year; ECOBANK as the Bank of Year; Sime Darby as the Company of the Year; CENTEL as Civil Society Organization of the Year and Col John Saar, Chief of Traffic as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.