Voice of Truth, a community based radio station in Pleebo City, Maryland County has received a 250 kilowatt transmitter. The American-built transmitter was donated by Mr. Eric Giko, a Marylander based in the United States.
According to Eric, the gesture is aimed at helping to upgrading the station’s capacity to extend its s coverage in the county. He says he has been encouraged to do more for the station based on handling of prior donations by the management there. Eric Giko told this paper in Pleebo that in the past, he provided a 20kilowatt FM transmitter, which the Voice of Truth is using presently.
A former representative aspirant of Pleebo Sodoken Statutory District, he says the donation has no political string attached. “I am not a political material in the upcoming elections, but will let my people know if a decision is reached to venture into politics”, Eric notes. Meanwhile, he promised that during his next visit to Liberia in October, he would provide another 250 kilowatts transmitter to the Board of Radio Harper to get the station back on the air.
Radio Harper, the county’s premier community station, has been off air for over a year as a result of technical fault, but critics attribute the situation to poor management.
Eric is admonishing the management of the Voice of Truth to use the transmitter for its intended purpose, and calls on community dwellers and county authorities to provide financial support to the station.
Receiving the transmitter, the manager of the station appreciated Eric for the donation and promised that it will be used for the intended purpose. Mr. Dioh Wah however calls on other well-meaning Marylanders to emulate the good example of Eric.
By George K. Momo/ Maryland