By: Nathaniel Success Topkah
Nimba County District #5 Representative Samuel G. Kogar has donated L$28,000 to the management of Radio Voice of Tappita following recent damage caused by a lightning strike.
According to Rep. Kogar, the amount was part of his personal contribution to assist the station in continually provide information to Nimbaians in that part of the county.
Rep. Korgar made the donation early Monday, November 9, 2020, when he paid a courtesy visit to the station.
It may be recalled, in early October this year, a huge thunderstorm and lightning strike affected the Voice of Tappita, causing several damages to equipment including mixer, computers, and the transmitter.
This has since caused the wave of the station’s frequency to drastically fall.
Following the unfortunate incident, the management of the entity launched an SOS call imploring assistance from well-meaning citizens both in Liberia and the diaspora as well.
It is against this backdrop that the District#5 Lawmaker made the latest cash donation.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Management, the former Program Director, Jacob Bantu thanked Honorable Korgar for the donation and described it as timely.
“We’re so much grateful to the extent that we are speechless. On behalf of the management and staff of this station, we want to say a special thanks to you, Hon. Kogar for this timely donation towards Voice of Tappita Radio.”
Voice of Tappita Radio, is the only community radio station in Lower Nimba County. It covers the entire region including major towns and villages.
The station travels as far as parts of the southeast mainly Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, and parts of Bong County.
Lower Nimba has an estimated population of approximately 35,000 persons. Tappita is a Statutory District that has four Administrative Districts and over 250 recognized towns.