In Pleebo Women Group Honors Local LINA Correspondent

From E. Varney Kamah | GNN Correspondent | Maryland County |

A woman in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET) in Pleebo, Maryland County has colorfully honored Liberia News Agency (LINA) Correspondent, assigned in the County correspondent of the Liberia News Agency, Langston Joe Wilson who is also the Program Manager of the Voice of Pleebo FM in the County.

The program which was held on last Sunday, October 18, 2020, brought together dozens of citizens including members of WIPNET,  poured praises on the honoree for his professional stance in reporting credible news and information from the county, a situation the women group described as worth honoring and commendable.

Mr. Wilson who is also President of the Maryland Press Association who appeared grateful for the honor was seen in the midst of scores of women at a local residence in the Zone 4 community happily walking away with a certificate of honor for his immense contribution in the media landscape of the county and the country at large.

Presenting the certificate of honor on behalf of the group, the Maryland County Coordinator of WIPNET, Joan Taylor said, “Having thoroughly observed your numerous contributions and invaluable services in  the community and the society at large, in term of information dissemination, and his stance on national issues, we the members of this organization have decided to certificate you as one of the best journalists in the county,” madam Taylor presenting the certificate to the honoree said.

Receiving the certificate, the LINA Correspondent in the County, lauded the women group for recognizing what he described as his poor services to the society, and further called for cooperation among stakeholders and the media community.

Mr. Wilson has meanwhile called on the women group to be more proactive in addressing issues that affect women and children as government plays it part of minimizing harmful practices.

He referenced President George Manneh Weah’s recent decision of declaring rape as “National Emergency” as government’s willingness to listening to women’s plights, as such, he urged them to endeavor into activities that will benefit the larger society.

Langton Joe Wilson is currently serving as head of the Maryland Press Association, a conglomeration of both print and electronic media workers in the county, manager of programs at the Voice of Pleebo FM and media advisor for the Sustainable Agriculture Stakeholders Initiative (SASI) a community based organization based in Maryland County.

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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.

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