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ALJA calls James Wolo “Tower” in journalism during family visitation

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The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas has visited the family of the late James Wolo, former director general of the Liberia Broadcasting System, ELBC. Mr. Wolo died in Monrovia, Liberia, two weeks ago after a brief illness.

The late James Wolo, former Managing Director, Liberia Broadcasting System

The late James Wolo, former Managing Director, Liberia Broadcasting System

Moses Sandy, the leader of ALJA described the late James Wolo as a “Tower” in journalism in Liberia, “He mentored all who crossed his path.”  

The ALJA president spoke recently at the Philadelphia home of Priscilla Wolo, wife of the former LBS boss. Mr. Wolo was also a professor of communication at the University of Liberia.

Sandy was accompanied to the Wolo’s residence by Volcano Shelton and Gardea Woodson, also members of ALJA.

They were later joined by other media colleagues, James Sipley and Darlington Pelenah.

ALJA's President Moses Sandy with Mrs. Priscilla Wolo in Philadelphia.

ALJA’s President Moses Sandy with Mrs. Priscilla Wolo in Philadelphia.

In separate comments after Sandy’s brief words of sympathy to Mrs. Wolo, Volcano spoke of his cordial working relationship with his late boss. He recalled the narration of one of Mr. Wolo’s commentaries on faith in times of trouble.

For his part, Gardea said he did not know Mr. Wolo well, but the former LBS boss was kind to have appointed him Foreign News Editor in the News Department. He said Mr. Wolo wasn’t only interested in friendship, but believed in talents and recruited for the good of the station.

In response, Mrs. Wolo thanked the ALJA delegation for the visit, and informed them that the memorial service will be held on October 1, 2016 in Philadelphia. She said provision has been made for ALJA to pay tribute at the service.

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