Ganta Radio Suffers Another Setback…Unknown Persons Burglarize Its Facilities

By Solomon T. Gaye

The Voice of Gompa Community Radio Station in the commercial City of Ganta has suffered another setback after its facilities were burglarized by some unknown persons.

It can be recalled that several weeks ago the staff of the station were attacked by some men said to be loyal to Nimba County Senior Senator, Prince Y. Johnson. During the incident, some equipment of the station were destroyed.

As a result of that incident, the station placed a blackout on the Senator, something which was relaxed recently following an apology from the Senator.

In the latest incident, the Station Manager, Kparwee Johnson explained that a group of unknown persons broke into the station’s compound last week and took away several communication materials.

He said although the incident has been reported to the Police Station in Ganta, there has been no report of any arrest.

Voice of Gompa Radio Station for the past six months has been faced with pecuniary difficulties to operate and that most of its reporters are presently not actively working.

Speaking to this paper, Kparwee Johnson added that criminals once looted the radio station which he described as a big set-back to the management of the station.

According to statistics, criminal rate in the commercial city has escalated. Recently, the Ganta ETU was burglarized by unknown persons who made away with several materials.

Meanwhile the manager of Voice of Gompa, Kparwee Johnson, is appealing to the Liberia Media Center and the Press Union of Liberia to help the station resume normal operation.