ALP Political Leader, Benoni Urey Shut Down Radio Station

Businessman and political leader of the All Liberian Party, Mr. Benoni Urey

The political leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP), businessman Benoni Urey has been accused of ordering the LoneStar GSM Company to immediately bring down the only tower which is providing electricity to the radio station without delay.

According to report broadcast on Fabric 101.1 FM this morning, Mr. Urey gave the order last week to the technical team of the GSM Company to bring down the tower, which has affected the operation of the Radio Africa in the County’s capital, Kakata.

Some observers who spoke to the GNN-Liberia expressed surprise of the stance taken by the ALP political party leader to shut down the radio station when in fact he announced of his departure from the board of the GSM Company early this year.

Urey prior to the reported departure from the LoneStar GSM Board as one of the major shareholders, he personally financed the Company’s operations during the reign of the former Liberian leader, Charles Ghankay Taylor.

The knockdown of the tower which gave rise to the closure of the radio station was confirmed by an executive  of the ALP, noting that due to the role Mr. Urey played in the operations of the GSM Company, he has the right to do so as a major shareholder.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.