EMPC Adopts First Constitution; Pleas For Help Towards Journalists Jerry Gaye and Gabriel Mills

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The Executive Mansion Press Corps (EMPC), has ended a day-long retreat adopting the association constitution over the weekend in Paynesville.

The document which was drafted May 15th 2019 and finally approved on Saturday, October 10, 2020, will properly guide members of the union and protect their interest.

EMPC Chairperson Miss Dennis Nipson, called on members of the group to be united and peaceful, as such is the only way forward to have a successful group.

Miss Dennis Nipson

She also called on Presidential Press Secretary to used his office to help their ailing colleagues who were involved in a tragic accident why providing media coverage to President George Weah.

Jerry Gaye and Gabriel Mills were two reporters who were rushed to Ivory Coast to seek further treatment following the accident on the Monrovia -Gbarnga Highway.

Following months of treatment, Jerry Gaye returned to Liberia in January 2020 why Mr. William is in Ivory Coast seeking treatment.

But the EMPC President Dennis Nipson reveals that Jerry Gray, an employee of Prime FM condition is worsening and asked for quick intervention.

Gabriel Mills, a videographer in the office of the Press Secretary, health condition according to Ms. Nipson needs further attention.

Miss Dennis reaffirmed her organization good working relationship with the Press Secretary office.

Meanwhile, addressing EMPC members before their working session, Presidential Press Secretary Isaac Solo Kelgbeh urged reporters to conduct themselves professionally, stay united and reaffirmed his office support to their association.

Also speaking, President of the Press Union of Liberia Mr. Charles Coffey, cautioned reporters to avoid coming in conflict with security personnel while on duty and asked for unity amongst members.

In remarks at the program, Reporters Association of Liberia President Cecelia Clark called on media owners and executives to increase reporters’ monthly wages to USD 200.

Asking for more support to better the plight of reporters Ms. Clark appealed to the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to join their advocacy for better incentives for reporters.

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