Press Union of Liberia President, K. Abdullai Kamara described Mr. Randall's death as an early expiration of an outstanding intellect in ongoing efforts to plant a Liberian module of democracy that benefits all.
Kamara extolled the yeoman’s role Randall played in enhancing the media landscape through development programs, trainings of media personnel and provision of equipment to media institutions.
The Executive Director of the Center for Media and Peace-building Studies (CEMEPS) Malcolm Joseph, for his part outlined the myriads of contributions Randall made to the media and to the establishment of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Secretariat.
The current Officer in Charge of the Liberia Media Center (LMC), Attorney Lamii Kpargoi spoke of Randall’s dedication to excellence during his eight years spell as Executive Director of the LMC.
“Lawrence embodied the best in all of us when he headed the LMC,” Atty. Kpargoi said.
The emotionally charged ceremony was later graced by Liberia’s Information Minister Eugene Nagbe, a career journalist and colleague of Randall, who signed the book of condolence.
Mr. Randall died in the United States of America on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 after a period of illness.
During his lifetime, Journalist Randall worked with the Ducor Broadcasting Corporation, Power FM and later became the Executive Director of the Liberia Media Center (LMC).
At the LMC, Randall led a remarkable and vigorous capacity enrichment campaign for Liberian journalists.
His leadership can be credited for the production and subsequent exposure of many young but vibrant Liberian Journalists across the country.
Up to his unfortunate passing, Mr. Randall served as the Executive Director of the Secretariat of the African Peer Review Mechanism under the auspices of the African Union.
The signing of the Book of Condolence is followed by a night of wake keeping at the S.T Nagbe United Methodist Church today at 6pm.
Interment of Mr. Randall will take place on Saturday after a funeral service at the same S.T Nagbe United Methodist Church on 13th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia at 10pm.