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LBS reports on One Dollar Campaign success

By James Akoi
LBS Director, Darryl Ambrose Nmah
LBS Director, Darryl Ambrose Nmah

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia/Dec. 20/2013) The Management of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) says it has made significant strive on its One United States Dollar Campaign.

The LBS Management released its initial report of money generated as previously promised.

According to the Chairman of the LBS Dollar Campaign, Patrick Honnah, the System generated US$15,435.00 and 250,500 Liberian Dollars and 67 cents (L$250,500.67).

Mr. Honnah said: “The money will be used to renovate LBS main administrative building damaged more than 20 years ago by belligerent fighters of the Liberian civil war.

He also said: “The money will also be used to extend LBS coverage to other parts of the country, including River Gee, Sinoe and Rivercess Counties, where the system’s coverage is lacking.”

“The fund drive is also intended to improve the media content of the State-run broadcast institution. For the first month, funds raised will go towards program content creation and imaging, Mr. Honnah further noted.”

Speaking earlier at the Information Ministry’s regular press briefing, LBS Director, Darryl Ambrose Nmah, said: “Everything is being done to transform the station and get prepared for the pending digital migration which ends mid 2015.”

Mr. Nmah assured that the available funding every Liberian will get the signal of the digital television recently installed by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

For the first time in more than 20 years, residents of Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, and other counties have access to the Liberia National Television (LNTV).

“In the fiscal 2013/2014 budget, there is no money allotted to run LNTV,” the Deputy Director General for Rural Broadcasting added.

The fund drive was launched for the up-keep of the state-run broadcast house.

 


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