The Publisher Association of Liberia (PAL) an organization of all Liberian print media owners has inducted its new leadership for a 3-year term with the President of the Association, Mr. Philipbert Browne urging all publishers to adhere by the laws of the country through the paying of the rightful taxes owe Government.
Speaking at the induction ceremony, the former Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Mr. Jonathan Mason urged Liberian media practitioners to see reasons for professionalism in the media to prevail, and further called on inducted officials to serve their members faithfully in doing the right thing.
Those inducted include: Philipbert Browne, Publisher of the Hot Pepper Newspaper; President, Othello Garblah, Managing Editor of the New Dawn Newspaper, Vice President, Mosses Togba; Publisher of the National Watchdog as Secretary, and Darkollie Sumo, Publisher of The Informer Newspaper as Financial Secretary.
For his part, the Vice President of the Press Union of Liberia, and acting President of the Union, Mr. Octavin Williams who spoke at the occasion, called on the new leadership of the PAL to be more vigorous in handling the affairs of the organization during their tenure.
Mr. Williams who is also former publisher of the Nation Times Newspaper, expressed gratitude to the outgoing President of PAL, Mr. Stanley Seakor for his leadership which noted that kept the running of the organization in a perfect situation bringing together its members over the years.
The occasion was also witnesses by several individuals including the Head of the Presidential Taskforce and former Minister of State without Portfolio, and now Representative candidate on the ticket of opposition Liberty Party for Grand in Kru County, Jonathan Fonati Koffa graced the occasion, as well as the wife of the President of PAL, Mrs. Agnes Browne.
Earlier, the outgoing President of the Association, Mr. Stanley Seakor welcomed the election of the new leadership for their preferment, and promised to working along with them during the tenure whenever he is called upon.