Bong County Superintendent Esther Nyamah Walker has ended a dialogue meeting with Journalists in the County.
The dialogue which was held at the Gbarnga administrative building recently brought together Media Executives including reporters and Announcers of various Radio Stations.
The meeting according to the Superintendent was intended to strengthen the relationship between the Media and her office. Madam Walker described the media as a major tool for development in any society, indicating that journalists are friends of public servants.
The Bong County Superintendent at the same time said collaboration with media institutions is a sine-qua-non for the enhancement of national unity and development as it affords them greater opportunity to inject practical ideas that drive a positive change toward the overall economic and transformation of the county.
She said the views and ideas of media workers are germane for the development of Bong County and Liberia at large. Madam Walker also used the occasion to debunk wild spread speculation from political pundits that her meeting with journalists in the county is intended to silence the media on reporting critical issues in the county.
“My office is open to the Journalists to criticize me, but it should be done constructively when there are issues of concerns to them as wash dog of the larger society,” she stressed.
She told the gathering that her administration is committed to promoting peace and unity in order to ensure that the County remains stable for all.
Meanwhile, the Bong County Superintendent has vowed to lobby with other Ministries and government agencies in seeking support for Community radio stations in the County, adding that it will enable various radio stations to be independent.
Some of the Media Instructions that attended the meeting include Kwatekeh radio, Radio Gbarnga, Radio Totota, Super Bongese Radio, Radio Palala, Radio Salala, and Correspondents of The Monrovia Times Newspaper, Insight Newspaper, FrontPage Africa, New Dawn Newspaper, News Newspaper, and Liberia News Agency among others.