The leadership of the Liberia Broadcasting System Workers Union (LIBSWU) celebrates the election of two of its members, Charles Coffey and Dyrus Zinnah as President and Assistant Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) at the recent Ganta Congress. The workers union says it supports employees and contractors that made the victory possible.
“LIBSWU is especially grateful for the unity and collaborations that existed among employees of the Liberia Broadcasting System for more than a year now,” the leadership said in a press statement. According to the press statement, Mr. Coffey, a former President of the Union was elected on November 19, 2016 by Liberian journalists as president of the PUL while Dyrus Zinnah, a former Assistant Secretary General of the Workers Union, was elected to the position of Assistant Secretary General of the PUL. The Union’s leadership indicates that the election of two of its former officials serves as a testament that workers of the Liberia Broadcasting System have long put behind the division that denied the System of producing its first president for the journalists’ union as was done in the last election. The LIBSWU leadership commended the many Liberian journalists who reposed confidence in the two LBS workers and collaborated with the employees of the System in ensuring that Coffey and Zinnah won the election. LIBSWU also applauds the cordiality existing between the LBS management headed by Ledgerhood Rennie and other deputies. “This victory is an achievement for togetherness and unity in the media by all Liberian journalists,” the Union noted. LIBSWU believes that Coffey and Zinnah’s election to the top PUL positions will give the Liberian media more dynamism and help to further strengthen the credibility of journalists. “We believe in the leadership ability of our former President, Mr. Charles Coffey, and his team of leaders to drive the Press Union of Liberia to greater level. LIBSWU wants to add its voice to that of the President-elect of the Press Union of Liberia, Charles Coffey in calling for unity in the Liberian media, as doing so will make the PUL succeed in all of its strides in improving the media landscape of Liberia and Liberian journalists. It is hoped that supporters of the outgoing President Abdullai Kamara will join the majority of the PUL members to work in the forward march of the Press Union of Liberia,” the LIBSWU leadership stressed.