The Liberia Broadcasting System has recognized the services of seven employees and volunteer broadcasters for their commitment and dedication to the national broadcaster in 2013.
Those honored were Nathan Charles as the Most Outstanding employee of the year, James Aquoi Hardest Working employee, Morris Bargury , Anthony Vanwan, Moses Whenyou and Arthur Douglas were appreciated for their volunteerism to LBS.
Sub editor James Akoi, and Television News Presenter Francina Peal captured the most dedicated employee and most improved employee of the year respectively.
The Television Department also received the most outstanding department of the year while an office assistant, Morris Bayogar, was named the most progressive employee of the year.
LBS Deputy Director General for Administration, Mrs. Hattie Hunder, said though the entire work forces collectively worked to bring the institution to its current status, the honorees were exemplary in executing their duties.
LBS Director General, Ambrose Nmah, speaking during the program lauded the honorees and said it was his management’s own way of appreciating their services to the national broadcaster.
Mr. Nmah said the honored employees in 2013 sacrificed relationships and friendships to do the Liberian people’s work in their respective departments with commitment and dedication to their duties.
He also encouraged other employees to follow suit and aim at making LBS the best in Africa.
LBS’s highest award, the Most Outstanding award was presented to Mr. Nathan P. Charles, a multimedia journalist.
“He has ensured that our television news turned out to be second to none. Without waiting to be told, he takes the responsibility himself and the management is proud of Mr. Nathan Charles” the LBS boss noted as he presented the stations highest honor to Mr. Charles as he received a standing ovation from his work mates.
Mr. Nmah said the LBS management appreciates the work of Mr. Charles because he takes on responsibility without being asked and has gained respect locally and internationally as evidenced by his leadership ability amongst his colleagues at LBS and on study tours to China, Japan, and London.
Meanwhile, Journalists Nathan Charles has dedicated his honor to his ‘Mothers’ Gladys Badio and Roseline Toe for always giving him the courage to strive for excellence and being with him in prayer.
Mr. Charles, a Press Union of Liberia 2012 Human Rights award winner, also lauded his colleagues who have not disrespected him despite his age and were willing to take instructions from him at all times.
He was filming the honoring ceremony when he was called and stated: “This is a complete surprise to me. It has motivated me to work harder,” he stated.
Since April of 2013, Charles, who currently serves as a volunteer coordinator for TV news at LBS, has been a driving force for the rebirth after more than 25 years of the TV news on the Liberia National Television, LNTV.
Speaking on behalf of the honorees, Anthony Varney commended the management for the recognition and challenged fellow honorees to maintain the honor. He also called for reconciliation between the management and some workers of the system.
The program was held Friday at the system’s compound in Paynesville.