WEDABO, Jan. 25 (LINA) – As part of efforts to bring the state-owned radio closer to citizens living in rural communities, the Management of the Liberia Broadcasting System has installed its satellite relay equipment at Grandcess Radio Station in Grand Kru County.
This latest development follows intense efforts by the office of the newly-elected Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Cllr. Fonati Koffa.
According to the head of delegation, Rev. Maison Zoward and Producer at the Liberia Broadcasting System, the Management of ELBC is concerned about covering the entire country with its broadcast.
He disclosed that the satellite relay equipment will afford citizens in four counties in the southeastern region the opportunity to listen to major programs run by the state broadcaster.
Head of delegation Zoward said installation of the equipment is part of a commitment made by the new leadership of LBS to ensure that rural counties fully benefit from its services.
He added that plans are underway to also install the ELBC television service in the county.
Zoward pointed out that the 2021 Annual Message of President George Weah and other national programs broadcast by ELBC will now reach Grand Kru residents as they will also be relayed on other local radio stations in the county.
In remarks, the Grandcess Radio Station Manager Shardrick Tarwily commended the management of ELBC for the relay equipment installed at his institution.
Tarwily described the installation “a major boost” for information dissemination, especially for far-to-reach counties like Grand Kru, and encouraged other local stations in the county to relay the state-broadcaster using Grandcess Radio frequency (94.9) to afford citizens equal opportunity to listen to happenings from Monrovia and other parts of Liberia.
He stressed that the need to air major programs of ELBC has been a serious concern to many followers of his media outlet, noting that the new equipment will ensure the effective airing of national programs, as adjustment will be made in their own broadcast schedules and programs.
Mr. Tarwily noted that the just-ended installation work was also aimed at promoting the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development of the Coalition for Democratic Change government as well as the workings of ELBC.
Meanwhile, citizens of Grand Kru County have welcomed installation of the ELBC satellite relay equipment in the county, describing it as a positive action to enable them have the opportunity to be informed of major happenings in the country, especially in the government.