By Jefferson D. Tweh
A. Sieh Thomas, who some time ago assumed the portfolio of National President of the Liberia Movie Union (LIMU), has renewed his commitment to providing quality movie equipment for producers, directors, editors, actors and actresses in the country.
Speaking at a program marking the presentation of movie equipment and computers to the Liberia Senate at Capitol Building, Mr. Thomas disclosed that the Union has bought five computers, mini cameras, tripods and HDV cameras to be distributed in five counties: Lofa, Bong, Maryland, Grand Bassa and Nimba to enable the movie producers and editors do their work and produce more movies on the Liberian market.
According to Mr. Thomas, the Union has promised to help counties that did not receive those movie equipment because the Union’s aim is to make sure that each of the counties get its own equipment and produce her movies.
Mr. Thomas has lauded the House of Representatives and the Liberia Senate for including the Liberia Movie Union LIMU) in the National Budget, which he believes will help make an impact to the growth of young Liberians.
According to Mr. Thomas, some actors will shortly leave the country for the United States of America (USA) to act in international movies and those individuals are: Bishop Blay, Rodney Berkeley Rogers, Sylvanus M. Turay, Bryant J. Slah, Equinox Wilson, and others.
“The Liberia Movie Union Will continue its commitment in the film industry to enable the actors and actresses realize their dreams to become best in Africa and the World,” Mr. Thomas averred.
Senior Senator of Maryland County, John Ballout, disclosed that it is very discouraging that we have good number of population in Liberia and still expect everybody to be teachers, mechanics, doctors, engineers, professors and accountants to be successful. He said, “The citizens must be empowered to contribute to the national development, and our job is to help people develop their talents that God gave them.”
“Just trust me, I will knock at the door of Senate Jallah to support the Union and Senator Sumo Kurpee, Chair, Ways, Means and Finance Committee in the Senate to also help support the Liberia Movie Union because he decides how the Liberian money should be spent,” Senator Ballout disclosed.
Senator Sumo Kurpee has congratulated President A. Sieh Thomas for the great effort made in purchasing the equipment for the film industry.
According to Senator Kurpee, the Liberia Senate will support the Movie Union to enable them be effective and efficient and achieve their goal in the country.