The Workers Union of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) is expected to hold elections tomorrow, Dec. 21, to elect a new corps of officers who will lead the union for the next two years.
The election, which will be held in the courtyard of the state-owned broadcasting corporation in Paynesville, will feature 10 contestants.
The two presidential candidates are G. Moses K. Dorbor, the incumbent who is being challenged by James O. Williams; Bernice S. Tokpa and K. Ernest Tamba are racing for the vice presidential post; Jonathan O. Grisgby and Kolubah Zayzay, secretary-general; and Prince T. Kordorwalle, a lone candidate for the assistant secretary general position.
Others are Satta Kemokai and Jos Garneo Cephas, financial secretary; and David K. Gargannah, Chaplin.
During a debate yesterday, the two presidential candidates said if elected, they would lead by transparency and will also reconcile the workers, who they believe are divided.
“My leadership will ensure that members of the union will make an input in management’s major decisions that affect individual members. We will also have an open union wherein we will be allowed to express views on matters concerning information that will be accessible to you, the workers,” Williams assured his colleagues.
He also promised accountability as a hallmark of his leadership, if elected, ensuring inclusion and proper management, and utilizing the union’s resources with the approval of the members.
Williams told the workers that if elected, his leadership will clean up the operational budget of the union so that all financial transactions will include proper management, but would do so with the advice and consent of the Elders Council.
“Additionally, we will ensure that dues paid by employees are accounted for by putting an account system in place ,” he promised.
The incumbent, G. Moses K. Dorbor, informed members of the union that his record over the years speaks volumes about his leadership, and therefore, he did not need to explain about himself to the members on what he would do if elected.
“I have worked for the LBS Workers Union for two years, and my works are visible-you see what I have done, you hear it, and so I don’t need to campaign further,” Dorbor told his audience.
According to him, shortly after he took over the leadership of the union, he initiated many reconciliation building programs with the members to the extent that all of them are now working together as one big family.