- Says She didn’t grant station interview
Johnson, G. Bennie Bravo
The Assistant Minister for Labor Standards at the Ministry of Labor, Atty. Welma Blaye Sampson, on Thursday, March 31, 2022, refuted claims by the Red-Power 100.3 FM Tuesday, March 28, 2022, news edition that linked her to an interview the station said it conducted.
Atty. Welma Sampson termed the newscast as diabolical lies and misleading information given by Red Power 100.3FM (Tuesday, March 29, 2022) news edition that she was calling for exclusive curriculum that will only be girls friendly in Liberia’s school system.
Madam Sampson said at no time has she granted Red-Power interview as claimed in its news broadcast. “I want to make this emphatically clear that at no time have I ever sat in an interview with reporters from Red Power.” Rather, I attended a dedication ceremony at the Sean Devereux High School in Perry Town, Browerville City, where they cut excerpts of my speech and formulated a story to present an unfair caricature of my presentation”.
It can be recalled that Atty. Welma Blaye Sampson attended a ceremony where she dedicated modern restroom for girls and laboratory for the Sean Devereux High School in Parry Town, Browerville. Also in attendance were the CEO and reporters of Red-Power 100.3 FM, and it is believed that the except of her voice was taken from that program.
However, Atty. Sampson concluded by asking the station to observe ethical values of the media. “I categorically condemn the unethical behavior and bridges of Red Power 100.3 FM, which is against their journalistic ethics of providing accurate, balanced, and credible (ABC) reporting to the public. I called on them to retract and desist from spreading falsehoods and cheap propaganda that has the propensity to instill hate and controversy among residents of District # 17 and the nation in general”.