LIBERIA: Lonestar To ‘No Longer’ Host Roots FM Transmitter

The cellular giant has evicted Mr. Costa from hosting his transmitter on the site in the wake of his ongoing saga with the George Weah-led government. (Photo credit: FPA)

The Corporate Communications Officer of Lonestar Cell MTN, Christal Reeves, has disclosed that the entity reached a business decision to no longer host the Roots FM transmitter on its tower.

Reeves, who failed to state reasons why Lonestar Cell came up with the decision, however indicated that the company’s network is what it seeks to protect and, as such, it cannot be having problems because of an individual or entity.

“We can continue our support for the media in numerous ways which do not threaten our business,” Reeves stressed.

During the weekend, one Lonestar site was quarantined by the Liberian National Police due to police investigation into the alleged theft of Roots FM transmitter, which was hosted on the company’s property.

As a result, Reeves stated in an interview with the Liberia News Agency on Monday, Lonestar was unable to refuel its generator powering the site when the fuel ran low, leading to the site being down for more than 23 hours.

“During the outage, numerous customers, including businesses, across Montserrado, Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties were unable to access voice, data and SMS services,” Reeves stated.

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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.