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Bill to replace LBS introduced

Varflay Kamara/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
The Capitol Building,Liberia
The Capitol Building,Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-A bill seeking to replace the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) with the Liberia National Broadcasting Corporation (LNBC) has been introduced on the floor of the House of Representative.

The Bill was submitted in Tuesday Plenary by Bong County Representative, George Mulbah.

The Act is titled: An Act to Repeal the Public Authorities Law of Chapter 87, Title 30 of the Liberia Code of Laws Revised of the People’s Redemption Council (PRC) Degree No.30 establishing LBS.

In his communication, Representative Mulbah said when the Bill is passed into law, it will make LBS an independent and public broadcaster.

According to the communication, the Board of Directors shall be drawn from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (LTA), Press Union of Liberia and the Liberia Chambers of Commerce (LCC), among others.

Representative Mulbah said the proposed Liberia National Broadcasting Corporation shall be financed by the Liberian Government through the national budget.

The Bong County Lawmaker therefore made it clear that the introduction of the bill does not mean that the current management of the Liberia Broadcasting System is not providing a level playing field for the public.

Meanwhile, Grand Bassa County Representative, Gabriel Smith, filed a motion that the document be sent to the Committees on Communication, Judiciary and Ways and Means and Finance and report within two weeks.


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