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|LMA Gives National Chronicle 72-hour Ultimatum|
|Published on April 29, 2008||Email To Friend Print Version
BY: Jerome Toe
Authority at the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA) has given the management of the National Chronicle Newspapers a 72-hour ultimatum to retract its story that tarnishes the image of the LMA.
The LMA has accused the Chronicle newspaper of publishing misleading information about its operations which has led to tarnishing the reputation of the institution.
LMA Boss, Madam Lusu Sloan at a news conference
Monday said the paper in its April 24 Thursday edition published that Corruption has intensified at the LMA, and linked the office of the Vice President.
Madam Sloan said legal action awaits the National Chronicle Newspapers if it does not retract the story within the given period.
The LMA President denied ever giving money for the extension of tenure especially giving 75,000.00 to the Vice President’s Chief of Office Staff to prevail on the Vice President to maintain them into office.
She said LMA does not have the capacity to carry out such an exercise for those causes enshrined.
Recently, the National Chronicle published that the LMA current Interim Administration is reportedly paying the Chief for Office Staff in the office of the Vice President Alphonso Perkins, and one Stevequah, the sum of L$10,000 monthly.
The newspaper also described the act as a clandestine deal between the LMA and the two men to help maintain the Interim Administration, and to block any complaint emanating from the office of the Vice President about the LMA administration.
The paper in its Thursday edition alleged that LMA President Madam Lusu Sloan and her team collected the sum of L$75,000 and gave it to the Vice President’s Chief of Office staff to prevail on the Vice President to maintain them into office.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of LMA, Anthony Tolbert said the National Chronicle Newspapers has placed itself in bad book with the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA) and stands the risk of legal action.