By Emmanuel TJ Kollie (Intern)
The management of Classic FM Radio Liberia, with supports from its audience, has presented L$13,500 as part of efforts to repair the only available and functional Police vehicle that lies in ruins in Kakata, Margibi County.
Classic FM on one of its Talk Shows recently launched a campaign to solicit funds for the maintenance of the police pickup which is in deplorable condition.
During an assessment, the radio station management understood that the vehicle had many mechanical defects ranging from lack of tail lights, damaged windshield, spraying among several other damages.
Presenting the cash on Monday, the station’s General Manager, Emmanuel Degleh underscored the need for more support to the Liberia National Police.
He said, though the amount donated can’t help in the full maintenance of the spoiled LNP vehicle, the station will consistently engage leaders of Margibi County to get such a task completed.
Commenting further, Degleh said the police can only be effective and vigorous if the needed logistical and financial supports are given to address the challenges they are faced with.
‘’Every time we complain that the police are not responsive, how will the police be vigilant when they don’t even have a motorbike to horribly go to crime scenes,’’ Degleh said.
The Liberian journalist also used the occasion to rally financial and technical support to get the vehicle fully repaired for the vibrancy of the police to respond to emergency situations in the county.
“We present an initial amount of LRD $13,500 and we’re looking forward to a fundraiser through a gospel music concert to be organized by Mr. Clarence Townsend.”
Receiving the cash on behalf of the Margibi County detachment of the LNP, Assistant Superintendent of Police Sylvester Hina, lauded the management of ClassicFM Liberia for the farsightedness in reaching out to them.
He used the medium to appeal to Liberians in and out of the country to emulate the good examples of ClassicFM by contributing in cash for the repairs of the vehicle.
Hina recounted that over the years the radio station has been instrumental in meeting the physical needs of Liberians.