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LBS appeals for additional support

By Richmond Paye
LBS Director General, Darryl Ambrose Nmah interacting with a traditional dance group  during the Dollar Campaign launch
LBS Director General, Darryl Ambrose Nmah interacting with a traditional dance group during the Dollar Campaign launch

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia/Nov.18/2013)The Management of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) is calling for more support to the station.

According to LBS Director General, Darryl Ambrose Nmah, the 10-kilowatt Digital Television Transmitter will cover, at-least, six of Liberia’s 15 counties.

Mr. Nmah said: “Additional two kilowatts transmitter will be installed in Central Liberia to serve other parts of the country.”

The LBS Director General spoke at ceremonies marking the official launch of the ‘LBS Dollar Campaign’ and the dedication of the System’s 10-kilowatts Digital Television Transmitter.

The ceremonies were held Friday, November 15, 2013 in Paynesville at the System’s Central Offices outside the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.

“Mr. Nmah said: “The process is intended to provide Liberians across the country vital information about government’s development programs.”

He, however, warned that the process will not be achieved in the absence of adequate budgetary support from National Government, especially to prepare LBS meet the 2014 digital migration timeline.

The LBS Boss reiterated: “Liberia is the only country that has not begun the digital migration process. We want government give it serious attention.”

For his part, the head of the LBS Dollar Campaign assured Liberians that resources that would be raised during the exercise will be used for the renovation of the entity’s main building.

LBS Deputy Director General for Rural Broadcasting, Patrick Honnah, also assured the public that the resources to be raised will be used to address other needs of the State Broadcaster.

Mr. Honnah said: “Support towards the station’s extension project will ensure that Liberians are abreast of happenings in and out of Liberia.”

He, however, commended Liberians for their support given the station over the years.

It can be recalled that the LBS main building, that once housed the System’s administration, and its radio and television stations, was destroyed by rebel fighters of the foregone civil war that besieged Liberia for about 15 years.

Following the war, frantic efforts have been made to rally support towards the resuscitation of the facility, among other damaged broadcast installations, but to avail.

 


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