Monrovia, Liberia- President George Weah on Saturday surprised guests attending a fundraising program that was been hosted by the Female Journalists Association of Liberia when he unveiled a building to be used by the group as their headquarters, while also donating a vehicle.
The building which rumors in political circles said was a radio station being constructed by the Liberian President, came as a surprise to many when it was revealed that it was constructed for FEJAL.
While giving only a dollar as his donation, the Liberian President also gave the group a brand new bus.
“I’m giving you press freedom but you must be professional and we all can save the state from violence,” he said.
Meanwhile, accepting the President’s donation, the President of FEJAL Siatta Scott-Johnson expressed shock but was quick to assure that public that the President’s donation to the group will in no way affect their reportage.
Said Madam Johnson: “I am out of words, our dreams have been achieved, we’ve been crafting how we could start but with this dedication all we can say is that we are grateful.”
”I want to say to the Liberian people that the dedication and turning over will in no way compromise our code of ethics and our reportage will remain the same, we appreciate the efforts, some wonder why the media, but again we remain professional.”
Founded in 1998 as an auxiliary of the Press Union of Liberia, the Female Journalists Association of Liberia aims to promote press freedom, protect the rights of female journalists, as well as encourage more women to venture into the media spectrum.