Liberia will Thursday, for the first time, join other nations of the world to celebrate World Radio Day.
Disclosing this at a news conference Wednesday in the Charles Gbenyon Press Hall at the Ministry of Information, Deputy Information Minister for Technical Affairs, Robert Kpadeh, said the occasion will be held under the theme: ’’Gender Equity and Women Empowerment’’.
He underscored the need for the radio to be used as a responsible medium to foster national development, respect for basic human rights and improve the educational standard of the country.
He also called on all radio stations operating in Liberia to participate in the celebration.
Minister Kpadeh indicated that radio must be used for the betterment of society and not to destroy the fabric of society, stressing that radio is a powerful tool that can destroy or build a nation.
World Radio Day was set aside by UNESCO at its 35th Session in 1946 to be observed February 13 every year.
Minister Kpadeh reaffirmed Liberia’s commitment to press freedom and challenged broadcasters to exhibit high level of professionalism.