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Liberia: Alicor Calls for Reinstatement of Station Supervisor

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Margibi — The Affiliation of Liberia Group Radios, or ALICOR, is demanding the reinstatement of Radio Kakata Supervisor Jerry Quoi following his suspension by the County Superintendent, Victoria Wolobah Duncan, for alleged monetary malpractices.

The Affiliation of Liberia Group Radios (ALICOR) is severely demanding the reinstatement of a radio station supervisor in Margibi lately suspended by the county’s superintendent.

Radio Kakata Supervisor Jerry Quoi was lately suspended by Superintendent Victoria Wolobah Duncan amid allegations of economic misconduct and a foul working relationship.

In keeping with ALICOR, the explanations cited for Mr. Quoi’s suspension are outdoors the jurisdiction of the county superintendent and ought to be addressed by way of Radio Kakata’s Advisory Board. The Affiliation is demanding the fast reinstatement of Jerry Jenkins Quoi as Radio Kakata’s supervisor.

The problem, which noticed the supervisor and most of the employees change allegations throughout a latest public investigation organized on the superintendent’s workplaces, has persevered for a while.

The Affiliation expresses concern over what it views as unwarranted interference within the station’s affairs.

It emphasizes that such motion undermines the independence and integrity of group radio stations, that are very important platforms for native voices. In keeping with ALICOR, the suspension disregards Radio Kakata’s established protocols and governance buildings.

In a press release launched lately following Supervisor Quoi’s suspension, ALICOR President Hector Mulbah said, “ALICOR strongly condemns Superintendent Victoria Wolobah Duncan’s illegal suspension of Supervisor Jerry Quoi.

This interference units a harmful precedent and threatens the autonomy of group radio stations in Liberia.”

Mulbah continued, “The explanations cited for Mr. Quoi’s suspension are outdoors the jurisdiction of the county superintendent and ought to be addressed by way of Radio Kakata’s Advisory Board.

ALICOR additional warned in opposition to political interference within the operations of group radios throughout the nation, asserting that such actions quantity to censorship and hinder the democratic course of in Liberia.

The Affiliation calls on worldwide companions, together with Internews and ECOWAS, to be aware of the state of affairs and help efforts to uphold the independence of group radio stations throughout Liberia.

ALICOR says it is usually troubled by the continual interference of political actors within the working of Radio Kakata since its founding in 2004 by the USAID-funded Mercy Corps “Diompilor Program,” because the station was additionally funded by USAID IREX mission and at the moment by Internews, and that it shouldn’t have any direct political interference as a group radio which ought to be the Voice of the individuals.

It might be recalled that the Telecom Group in Kakata, the place the station is located, by way of its management and a few group dwellers in addition to former and suspended employees of the station, complained Supervisor Jerry Jinkins Quoi to the workplace of Superintendent Duncan, calling for fast investigation.

They outlined alleged monetary mal-practices and uncordial working relationship as a part of their considerations.

The superintendent cited the group from Radio Kakata, together with the accusers and the administration group, the place the present and former metropolis mayors, alongside some stakeholders, have been current.

On the assembly, investigation revealed that the secretary general-elect of ALICOR, Emmanuel Tophic Degleh, Traditional FM Supervisor, who was additionally invited, suggested the superintendent and others dealing with the matter to permit the station’s board to arrange a group to do an investigation and audit the administration as a substitute of dealing with it politically, however the superintendent is alleged to not have taken heed.