Bong County Superintendent Madam Esther Nyamah Walker says she will lobby with ministries and agencies here for support to community radio stations in Bong.
During a recent meeting with journalists in Bong County which aimed to strengthen relationship between her office and the media, Madam Walker said such support will enable various radio stations to be independent.
The dialogue brought together media executives in Bong, reporters and announcers on Sunday at the Gbarnga Administrative Building.
Some of the media institutions that attended the meeting included Kwatekeh Radio, Radio Gbarnga, Radio Totota, Super Bongese Radio, Radio Palala, Radio Salala, Insight Newspaper, Front Page Africa, New Dawn Newspaper, the News Newspaper, and Liberia News Agency, among others.
Addressing the media at the end of the meeting, Madam Walker described the media as major tool for development in any society.
She maintains that journalists are friends of public servants, stating that working in collaboration with media institutions is a sine-qua-non for the enhancement of national unity and development.
According to her, such collaboration affords a greater opportunity to inject practical ideas that drive a positive change toward the overall economic transformation of the county.
She says the views and ideas of media workers are germane for the development of Bong County and Liberia at lager.
The Bong County Superintendent assures that her administration is committed to promoting peace and unity in order to ensure that the county remains stable for all.
Madam Walker has also debunked speculation that her meeting with journalists was intended to silence the media on reporting critical issues in the county.
“My office is opened to the journalists to criticize me, but it should be done constructively,” she says.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley