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Board fires SAWU FM Manager

L-R (Board member) Mr. Anthony Moses, and Mr. Emmanuel Degleh The Station Manager of the Salala Agricultural Workers Union Radio or SAWU FM has been dismissed. According to a communication from the board of the station, Emmanuel T. Degleh was effectively fired recently for four reasons.

The dismissal letter, which is signed by Mr. Anthony Moses and Mr. Edwin Diggs, President and Secretary General, respectively of SAWU, says Mr. Degleh was sacked for his alleged inability to execute his responsibility and function as a manager, including constant absence from the station, his refusal to make comprehensive report to the board, thus, causing serious embarrassment to the entity.

Mr. Degleh has been further instructed to turn over all properties of the station in his possession to Acting Station Manager Mr. Nelson Tamba Walker, and remove all belongings from the station immediately.

However, information contrary to what is contained in Mr. Degleh’s dismissal letter, says he was expelled because he went at the Capitol Building on 5 October to observe the speakership election that brought Margibi District#5 Representative J. Emmanuel Nuquay to the position.

The report also revealed that Mr. Anthony Moses who declared his intention to challenge Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay openly stated at the Facebook Tea Shop in Weala, Margibi County on Oct 5, 2016 that Mr. Degleh went at the capitol because he has special interest in Rep. Nuquay, now Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, Mr.Degleh has thanked Mr. Moses and the Board of SAWU for the opportunity afforded him to serve the station in the capacity of manager for almost six years. He denied all of the claims in the letter against him, challenging the Board to substantiate them.

The ex-manager said the station has not had a board for a long time, and up to the time of his suspension, there was no Board, something, that he said surprised him to receive dismissal letter under the signatory of the Board.

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According to him, he would remain friendly with members of the Board, and will not do anything further because he is not interested in hauling and pulling. Emmanuel noted that he has been in the know that one day he could leave the station, adding that he was not born to become manager for the station for the rest of his life.

By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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