The government of Liberia through the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has acknowledged the Lonestar Communication Corporation or LCC for providing intensive training for the Liberian media.
Making remarks at the end of the training Wednesday, Post and Telecommunications Minister Dr. Fredrick Norkeh, said it is necessary for journalists to understand the telecommunications sector in other to report or inform the public on how the sector works. He spoke at program marking the close of a three days intensive training workshop held by Lonestar Cell and its partner Huawei.
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Dr. Norkeh praised the LCC for being the first communication company to provide training for the media in the telecommunication area. He said the broad knowledge provided the media in the training will help journalists to explain to the public some of the terminology used by telephone users.
He said government has surely recognized the strength of the Liberian Media when it comes to reporting on issues in society. He noted that the media role in the telecommunication sector in Liberia is very pivotal in that, telephones users depends on the media to explained whenever there is a problem.
The Liberian Post Master said journalists role to inform the people about the ongoing confusion between Lonestar and Cellcom is possible if the media have an idea in the telecommunication sector. The training was conducted by telecommunications experts from Huawei Ghana, and sponsor by Lonestar MTN in Liberia. Over thirty Liberian journalists benefited from the training.
The Deputy Managing Director of Huawei Ghana, Madam Diana A. E Ayem speaking on behalf of the company, said the company helps people around the world to join the information age regardless of their geographic origin. She said the company was privileged when the Lonestar MTN approach them to come and train Liberian journalists in the communication sector.
She said with the training provided, it is hope that her company has deliver to the expectation of both the beneficiaries and the LCC or MTN family here. She said beside training and offering end to end telecom solutions, Huawei is ready to offer their professional services to help Lonestar Cell MTN to maintain their number status in Liberia.
The CEO of Lonestar Mazen Mroué stressed the need for media empowerment with a renewed collaboration with media practitioners in helping to improve the Liberian media. Mr. Mroue said Lonestar Cell attached importance to media roles in the telecommunications, and as such he appreciates a true partnership to advance the growth and develop of the Liberian Nation.
According to Mr. Mroue, Lonestar Communications Corporation is proud to be a partner with the government and people of Liberia to promote such growth and development.
He said management and staff of the company were very proud of their many corporate social responsible programs which include support to urban and rural initiatives in education, construction, health care, youth, community, economic empowerment (creating entrepreneurs out of unskilled Liberians) and many other activities.