Media practitioners in Margibi County and Liberia generally are seriously being warned to put politics aside and work in unity for the common good of the society which they are a part.
A local businessman in Margibi Moses Darmo, says it is time that members of the media work together in formulating programs and radio shows that would focus the minds of the citizens toward love, peace, unity and development.
Speaking to reporters over the weekend at the graduation ceremony of child broadcasters of Radio Gbaisue at German Camp Junction; he recalls that during the heat of the 2017 elections, many journalists in the country fell apart because of self-interest.
He notes that some allowed politics to divide them to the extent that they are still holding bitterness against one another. He stresses that that if media practitioners realized that they have a pivotal role in shifting the destiny of Liberia; it will be a blessing for the country because they are very important in the society.
Mr. Darmo, who is CEO of MOABEL Enterprise Inc (construction company) and Board Chair of Radio Gbaisue and Classic FM, respectively in Weala and Kakata, Margibi County says though the media is trying its best in the country but practitioners should unite and speak with one voice in shaping citizens’ minds towards nation building.
In a related development, Radio Gbaisue has graduated about ten young people from its child broadcasting department. The graduates, who have gone through intensive training since December 2017, were awarded certificates of participation.Station Manager Sekou L. Sheriff thanks the graduates for their time and their respective parents for allowing the children to part take in the program.
He calls on community members to support the station and its education program for children and reminds the graduates to see their graduation as a beginning step in their journalistic career, urging them to focus on practicing professional journalism.
Mr. Sheriff assures that those graduates, who performed exceptionally during the program, would remain at the station. The coordinator for the program Rufus B. Williams, lauds all those who supported the program in making its successful.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne