The Management of Infinity Corporation, operator of Power Television and FM Radio has established a sub-television station in Voinjama, Lofa County, the first ever in the northern county.
Citizens of the county were in jubilant mood during the dedicatory ceremony on the weekend, apparently seeing for the first time in their history a television station in their area. One of Liberia’s finest female gospel artists, Kanvee G. Adams, thrilled the audience with inspiring gospel songs during the launch.
The occasion brought together several individuals, including Lofa County Superintendent George Dunnor, representatives of the Islamic and Christian communities in the county, youth group, women organizations and some media executives.
The Executive Director of the Infinity Corporation, veteran Liberian Broadcast Journalist Aaron Kollie, said the establishment of the television station has no political motive, but to provide quality broadcast services to keep the people informed of issues of national concern.
Aaron pointed out that the station is immediately commencing broadcast with employment of four staff, who are to generate their own programs produced in the five local dialects in Lofa, coupled with national and international news, sports, health, educational and cultural programs.
He called on residents of Lofa County to take charge of the station as their own, disclosing plans for similar establishments throughout the country, beginning with Voinjama, Ganta, Gbarnga, Zwedru, Buchanan, and Tubmanburg, respectively.
Aaron said programs produced by the station will geared at promoting harmony, religious tolerance and divergent political views under a strong and professional editorial policy.
He noted that Lofa County is rich with natural resources, including green forests, the virgin Wologise Mountain, and good soil that has proudly ranked it as the ‘bread basket’ of Liberia, saying these resources can more beneficial to the people with the presence of a professional broadcast medium.
“We want to extend our thanks and appreciation to the Management of Lonestar Communication for the level support to the Infinity Corporation. Lonestar has provided us with towel and electricity”, he added.
He called on companies operating in the county to buttress the activities of government by rehabilitating the roads, stressing “It is appalling in contemporary time that our people cannot take agricultural products to the market because of bad roads. We think that those companies operating here should come in the rehabilitating exercise of our major roads. Also, the communication system needs some improvement.”
Lofa County Superintendent George Dunnor, who served as guest speaker, promised to work closely with the station’s management to keep it active and functional.
Superintendent Dunnor said the kind gesture of the Infinity Corporation is cherished by the residents and he called on others to learn from the good example of Aaron and his staff.
A representative of the Liberia Council of Churches in Lofa County, Rev. Romeo Dennis said, “We are grateful to the management of Power Television for taking their time to come here and establish television station”, while the head for the Islamic Council in the county Mamadee Kabah, expressed hope that the establishment of the television station will help to spread factual news and reduce falsehood in educating the people.
Madam Kebeh Jallah, a women group representative said their children have a right to have access to television programs, and that Power Television has brought relief to their children.