Liberia: ALJA congratulates new PUL leaders

ALJA President Moses D. Sandy

ALJA President Moses D. Sandy

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has applauded its sister organization, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on the election of its new corps of officers. 

President-elect Charles Coffey and his corps of officers were elected on Saturday, November 19 in Ganta, Nimba County at the union’s 5th Annual Congress. 

In a recent telephone call to Mr. Coffey, ALJA National President, Moses D. Sandy, extended the association’s best wishes to him and the other elected officers on their ascendency to the PUL leadership.

An ALJA release, signed by National Secretary General Gardea Woodson,  issued Monday, November 28, quoted Mr. Sandy as saying the association looks forward to working with the new PUL leadership in sustaining the partial gains made in press freedom in Liberia, and prayed that both organizations will combine their resources in the fight against draconian laws that are impediments to the exercise of press freedom in Liberia.

PUL President-elect Charles Coffey

PUL President-elect Charles Coffey

He said ALJA foresees a cordial working relationship between the two organizations in seeking the welfare of local Liberian journalists with particular focus on improved salaries and fringe benefits such as medical insurance. 

Meanwhile, ALJA has praised the PUL out-going President, Abdullai Kamara, for cementing the amiable relationship which subsists between the two organizations. 

The association said Kamara’s recent participation in its second annual convention held in the City of Philadelphia, USA demonstrates the PUL interest in working with ALJA in ensuring the participation of diaspora Liberian journalists in matters regarding media development in Liberia.

ALJA is a body of Liberian journalists residing in the Americas. The organization was founded in 1998 in Washington, D. C. and it seeks to foster companionship amongst its members. ALJA is also, dedicated to the advancement of press freedom and the principle of good governance in Liberia.

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