Bong County journalist calls for media support

Kwatekeh FM News Editor Joseph Titus Yekeryan has stressed the need for Community Radio Stations in Bong County to be prioritized during the pending County Council Sitting.

Speaking Tuesday, 30 October in Bong County, Mr. Yekeryan stated that community radio stations in the County are finding it difficult to carry on normal activities amid the current economic situation in Liberia.

He maintains that if the interest of the Bong County media is prioritized during the County Council Sitting, it will greatly help to improve some of the activities of local stations in the County.Even though it is yet unclear about the total amount in the County’s covers, Mr. Yekeryan is requesting at least US$50,000.00 as allotment for Community Radio Stations in Bong County.

“We are really suffering in the media here, so I think it will be fine for our leaders to help buttress our efforts by giving us something better during the County sitting,” Yekeryan says.According to him, Bong County media have only received allotment from the county sitting one time in the tune of US$15,000.00.

At the same time, Mr. Yekeryan has called on the County authorities to adhere to the new budget law by implementing the five amendments made in the law.

It can be recalled that some months back, government made five significant changes to Section 9 of the 2018/2019 Budget Law of the County and Social Development Fund (CSDF) to improve transparency and accountability.–by Our Correspondent;

-Edited by Winston W. Parley

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