Press Union of Liberia President Charles Coffey has stressed the need for more training to developed young journalists in the profession.
Mr. Coffey said if reporters have limited capacity, the ability to portray the image of the country by fully interpreting information will create indelible ink on one’s character and produced low performance results.
According to PUL President, public enlightenment is the full runner of justice and the foundation of democracy in every country.
Mr. Coffey made the remarks in Buchanan over the weekend, where a two-day training for Journalists covering the National Legislative or LIGISPOL was held.
PUL President used the occasion to call for unity in the Media; noting that divisive polities would undermine the existence of the organization.
For his part, Legislative Reporters Association or LEGISPOL President, Musa Kanneh said there can be no better information dissemination from the capitol building to districts and constituencies without trained Legislative reporters.
LEGISPOL is an acronym for the Legislative Press Pool, a conglomeration of Journalists covering the National Legislature.
Mr. Kanneh said reporters assigned at the Legislature cannot report happenings at the first branch of Government effectively without understanding the workings of the body.
According to Mr. Kanneh, Constant training for Legislative Reporters is key to their performances at the National Legislature.
Journalist Kanneh, who also works with the Renaissance Communications Incorporate – Owner of Truth FM and Real TV said unlike Liberia, other countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Togo in the West African Sub-region are fully supporting Legislative Reporters assigned at their various parliaments.
Meanwhile, Visiting Ghanaian Journalist and organizing chairman of the Ghana Parliament Press Pool, Samuel Osi said the challenges Legislative Reporters faced cannot be over emphasis.
According to journalist Osi, going to Buchanan in a car that does not present LEGISSPOL was another serious challenge experienced in Liberia; noting that Ghana and other ECOWAS Parliaments Press Pool are fully supported by their Parliament
He appealed to the National Legislature to support the Reporters assigned at the legislature in order to disseminate information coming from the First branch of government effectively.
By Ida Reeves