The Independent Media Commission (IMC) has held its first statutory meeting outside Freetown at the headquarters of its provincial office in Bo.
The monthly Board meeting and the weekly meeting of the Complaints Committee were held in Bo last week as part of the Commission’s drive to take the Commission to the people in the provinces.
Speaking at the official opening of the Board meeting which was witnessed by journalists and stakeholders in Bo, the Chairperson of the Commission Mrs. Bernadette Cole briefed the audience on the mandate and work of the Commission. She stressed that the IMC belonged to the whole country and enjoined the people to use its facilities.
The chairmen of the Complaints and Technical Committees, Commissioners Christo Johnson and Francis Davies respectively spoke of the work of the committees, while Commissioner Augustine Garmoh chaired the opening ceremony.
A complaint recently sent to the Commission by Old St. Andrews Students’ Association (OSASA) in Bo was heard by the Complaints Committee in the full view of all those connected with the issue, at the end of which an amicable settlement was reached to the satisfaction of all parties to the matter.
Members of the Technical Committee headed by Commissioner Francis Davies took the opportunity to tour the radio stations in the District.