Lightning strikes has damaged broadcasting transmitters and other equipment at three radio stations in Maryland County, forcing them to shut down there on-air activities.
Stations affected by the strikes includes, Voice of Truth and Voice of Pleebo ,belonging to the Community people and Voice of Hope which was established by House Speaker Bofal Chambers.
Patrick Mensah, Manager at the Voice of Truth Radio explained that the destruction of their equipment is causing serious setback.
He said the entity is not financially prepared to obtain another broadcasting equipment and it has also denied thousands of people accurate access to information via their network.
“I must admit that this is just sad for this entire district as there isn’t a single station on air here now that the public especially the mostly populated Pleebo District can get information from”.
The media guru appealed for help from some citizens and Partners. “Can you imagine recently, we had another situation and had to send the transmitter to Monrovia for repair and as soon we came back on air, unfortunately we were hit again.”
Maryland county which has eight Community Radio stations has been dominated by politicians or prominent residents owning most of the stations in the County.
Pleebo as a densely populated political district has two Community Radio stations and a private station belonging to Liberia’s 54th House Speaker.