Liberia community radio union elects new leadership this weekend

The Association of Liberia Community Radio (ALICOR), the umbrella organization of community radio stations in Liberia will on Saturday, March 30 go to the polls to elect a new leadership.

The 65 community radio stations membership organization announced that the election will take place at an elective congress in Kakata, Margibi County.

So far, ALICOR’s incumbent president Hector Mulbah who manages Radio Gbehzohn in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, and Lofa County based Alternative Youth Radio station Manager, James Kwabo are the two known candidates for the organization’s presidency.

Mulbah and his co-officers, current Vice Presidents for Administration and Operations Koikoi Miller and Lawrence Tokpa; Secretary General, Kermue Dennis, and Michael Wroh, Assistant Secretary, are campaigning on their achievement as a leadership that came to power in 2019.

The leadership is boasting of rebranding ALICOR, and launch a well-equipped modern recording production studio, also known as the National Information Dissemination Center, with technical Support from Internews.

Kawbo and team of co-officers are however contesting the elections on a platform of rebranding and repositioning ALICOR, promising innovation and social enterprising, advocacy and representation, accountability and transparency, unity, accessibility and decentralization, and capacity building.

Members of his team includes Radio Cape Mount’s Jenneh Kemokai, the only female currently serving as manager for a community radio in Liberia, as Vice President for Administration, Super Bongese radio manager, Samuel Kplaiwru as Vice President for Operations, and Emmanuel Degleh of Classic FM in Margibi, as Secretary General.

Internews is reported to be providing support for the elective congress, covering transportation of delegates, and lodging, among others.

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