Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe
Minister Nagbe Keen On Institutional Collaboration
By Ballah M. Kollie
MONROVIA, January 9 (LINA) - Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe is calling for intra-regional collaboration of institutions on the African continent and the West African xub-region.
He said when institutions collaborate they will help boost development in the region and the continent at large.
“As countries, when we collaborate, trade, and share knowledge more, we will further enhance development and move the region and continent further,” he stressed.
Minister Nagbe made the call Monday when the Editor-In-Chief of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Lawal D. Ado, paid him a courtesy call at his Capitol Hill office in Monrovia.
Ado is in Liberia for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between NAN and the Liberia News Agency to enhance cooperation and collaboration between the two West African news agencies.
Minister Nagbe acknowledged Nigeria as a ‘big brother’ in the in the region from whose fountains Liberia wishes to benefit.
He promised to honor and ensure full implementation of the terms and conditions of the memorandum signed between NAN and LINA.
In remarks, NAN Editor-In-Chief Ado said his visit to Liberia is in the interest of concretizing a ties and bonds between his institution and LINA.
He recalled having discussions with the Director General of LINA, Jay Nagbe Sloh, on the need for a sisterly collaboration of the two agencies in a bid to enhance the works of each other in the region.
The agreement provides for the circulation of the newscasts of each other in their respective countries as well as to assist with training and logistics in areas of need.
The MOU considers the awarding of credit to each other for new material received and, among other things, consult each other with regards to expanding cooperation to improve the quality and efficacy of news reporting.
“Among other things, the parties shall periodically inform each other of the quality of reception and utilization of their news services in their respective countries and dispute between the parties on the implementation of this MOU shall be settled amicably through consultations and/or negotiations,” according to the document.