FORUM Boss On PUL Secretary’s Back


Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted June 16, 2006


The Managing Editor of The FORUM newspaper, Augustus Fallah is calling on the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) Secretary General Alphonso Zeon to desist from mischievous activities at the union.

Speaking at a news briefing yesterday in Monrovia, Mr. Fallah who is also Founder/Director of the Institute for Media Development and Dignity (IMEDD) said the media is a profession that should be free of vices that undermine the decency of a vibrant society.

Reacting to a story in the Monday, 12 June 2006 edition of the News newspaper which linked PUL President, George Barpeen attributed to the union’s Secretary General , he ( Zoen) cleverly linked his boss to the scam only to taint his character because of the pending elections.

On the issue of the US800.00 regarding Mr. Hilary Mentoe, Mr. Fallah said at an emergency meeting prior to the departure of Mrs. Elizabeth Hoff, then president of the union, the entire body including Mr. Zeon got the report which was solely in the preview of Mr. Mentoe who took responsibility of payment for the fund in question.

“Since then, Mr. Mentoe under a promissory document dated November 15, 2005 is underwriting the cost through the union which Mr. Zeon is aware”.

The News newspaper reported in its Monday 12 June 2006 edition a story linking Mr. Barpeen to a US800 scam at the Press Union of Liberia.

Mr. Fallah therefore urged Mr. Zeon and all those behind this scheme to rather strive for the vibrancy and dignity of the Liberian media and graduate from those behaviors that tend to divide the media, adding, “already, there is a brain drain in the media, we need people with vision to move the media on par with others in and out of the region”.

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