The Speaker of the House of Representatives has described communication as a tool that fosters reconciliation and development.
Speaker Alex Tyler said the dissemination of accurate pieces of information are paramount in ensuring that peace as well as the overall development is strengthened in the new political dispensation of Liberia.
He spoke over the week end in the concession area of Bong Mines when he officially launched the Voice of Fuamah Communication Radio Station in Fuamah District, Bong County.
Speaker Tyler asserted that the establishment of the radio station in the district through the instrumentality of Rep. Corpu Barclay must be seen as a breakthrough in the dissemination of information owing to the difficult circumstances when people had to walk long distances to deliver messages for district meetings or other gatherings.
He cautions the people of Fuamah to use the radio station to promote peace, reconciliation and developmental issues that will impact the living condition of residents.
“Don’t use the radio station to condemn and spread hate messages but rather use it to promote peace, reconciliation, development and other issues such as education and health,” Rep. Tyler stated.
He furthered called upon them to contribute to the sustenance of the station and not to leave everything on Rep. Corpu Barclay, who has worked tirelessly to ensure that the establishment of the radio station comes to fruition.
Speaker Alex Tyler contributed one thousand United States Dollar (US$ 1,000) towards the management of the station.
For her part, Bong County’s District # 7 Representative Corpu Barclay expressed her satisfaction to Speaker Tyler and 12 other lawmakers who had traveled along to attend the ceremony.
She promised to protect the interest of her people and called upon them to join hands with her in moving the district forward.
Rep. Barclay was reelected in the 2011 Elections as representative for District # 7 in Bong County.
The Bong lawmaker also informed her people that the establishment of the Voice of Fuamah Community Radio Station is not politically intended but to transmit the views and aspirations of the people of the district.
Something she underscored had bridge the gap in the dissemination of information in the district.
According to Rep. Barclay, US$5,000 was used to set up the radio station.