Businessman Benoni Urey has made an initial contribution of L$500,000 towards the resuscitation of the University of Liberia (UL) Radio Station, Lux FM 106.6.
Mr. Urey also promised to work closely with authorities and the administration of the Mass Communication Department to complete restoration of the station.
Lux FM 106.6 was on March 21 this year gutted by fire, leaving the station’s equipment and building burned to ashes.
Mr. Urey’s pledge was contained in the keynote speech he delivered Friday at the launch of the rally intended to restore the station to full operation.
The rally was held in the auditorium of University of Liberia main campus on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.
Mr. Urey lamented the March 21 electrical shock that burned down the station, noting the pivotal role the station played when it was fully operational.
He then emphasized the need for proper usage of the facility following its restoration, adding: “University students of our country need to take their rightful place by speaking out against ills in the Liberian society while promoting the country’s development agenda.”
The Liberian businessman and presidential hopeful cautioned Liberians against engaging in vices thatcontribute to the failure of their own country.
Lux FM Radio operated by the Mass Communication Department of the University of Liberia as a training component and began full operation in 1984.