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Lofa County: Radio Kintomai Shut Down

What appears to be a tussle between the local authority and the new management of Radio Kintomai in Voinjama, Lofa County is underway. The row has led to the closure of the radio station in the city.

According to Correspondent John Zubah, officials of the county ordered it closed since April 16, for what they referred to as a breakdown in management at the station.

He also attributed the action of the county authorities to the failure of the management to do test transmission since early April. It can be recalled that during a meeting held between the locals and staff of the station, the replacement or restructuring of the management was recommended by the people.

Mr. George Tengbeh, Administrative Assistant to Lofa County Superintendent told this paper in Voinjama that the Search for Common Ground or TDS will have to provide all that was stipulated in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reached between them and Radio Kintomai.

He said the budget for the construction of the station and its facilities were of serious concern to the people of Voinjama, describing the recent US$4,000 contract signed between Plan Liberia and the station’s former acting management as illegal.

Our correspondent said the broadcast equipment mentioned in the MOU was provided by the Search for Common Ground Studio in Monrovia.

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