The Umbrella auxiliary of the Press Union of Liberia that advocates directly for all reporters across Liberia, the Reporters Association of Liberia ( RAL) leadership has distributed hand washing materials to its members providing news coverages during these critical period.
Cecelia Clarke, President of RAL heading her team, took face masks and hand sanitizers ( Green palm alcohol) to three news beats where reporters are providing their reportorial duties.
Making the presentation at the separate locations, RAL President Madam Clarke said they as leadership of reporters saw the need to present those items to their members as a means of limiting the risk associated with covering the COVID 19 including keeping them safe.
Mrs. Clarke said her leadership is targeting both Montserrado and Margibi Counties in making sure that reporters are protected while on regular duties.
She stressed that reporters are frontliners like health workers, as such, they must be unprotected and not forgotten in society during such time.
A release under the signature of RAL’s Secretary General Mark N.Mengonfia quotes Madam Clarke as saying that they are concern about the safety of their members during this critical health crisis.
The RAL leadership presented the items to the Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) Public Affairs session at the ministry of Health, the Association of Judicial Reporters at the Liberian Judiciary, the Executive Mansion Press Corp at the Executive Mansion and the Legislative Press Pool of Liberia (LEGISPOL) at the Capitol Building in Monrovia.
At the same time, the RAL is calling on people of Goodwill including the office of the Speaker, Chief Justice, Senate Pro-Tempore, media development partners and other institutions to help the RAL in order to continue the donation to other reporters in Liberia.
Meanwhile receiving the items at the various points, Lawrence Fahnbulleh of MICAT, James Karimu of LEGISPOL and P. Nas Mulbah of the judiciary reporters among others praised the leadership of RAL for the donation and called on other institutions to help the Reporters Association of Liberia to reach out to her members.
They promised that the items donated will be used by reporters assigned at their respective beats.
The RAL leadership additionally reiterated its call for media owners to provide the necessary support to reporters by paying them on time during these critical times.
RAL is the biggest auxiliary of the Press Union of Liberia and comprises all reporters across Liberia.