Secretary General – Daniel Amara and President – Stanley Bangura Jnr
The Sierra Leone Broadcasters’ Association (SiLBA) has been certified by the Corporate Affairs Commission to operate as a legal and registered entity in Sierra Leone, according to a press release issued on Tuesday.
The certificate was issued after the Association complied fully with the Commission’s criteria and in line with the Companies Act No. 5 of 2009 as a private company limited by guarantee memorandum and articles of association of Sierra Leone Broadcasters’ Association (SiLBA).
SiLBA is an institutional membership organisation with forty-six radio stations currently on its database. It exists as an affiliate of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) and will work with its counterparts the Guild of Newspaper Editors.
SiLBA is a voluntary association funded largely by its members and potential donors.
Its office is housed at the headquarters of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) at 56 Campbell Street in Freetown Further information about SiLBA’s activities will be provided in due course.
The Secretary General of the Association, Daniel Amara revealed the objects for which the company is established, which are: to advance the interest of and seek the welfare of the members of the Association; to serve as a forum to address critical national issues relating to broadcasting, including laws, policies and regulations, advertising and promoting the need for a free press, and protecting the safety of its member organizations; to advocate the improvement of the quality and ensure sustainability and profitability of broadcasting institutions in the country; to support initiatives aimed at encouraging content creation, collection and distribution and technology innovation, and ensuring that the stations serve their communities; to advocate and help secure training opportunities and programs to help members grow in their careers and promote diversity in the workplace; and to work with other entities worldwide to ensure that Association’s interests are acknowledged, respected and considered at national and international levels.
The President of SiLBA, Stanley Bangura Jnr, thanked his team and all those who supported the process of letting the Association gain its legal status and assured this medium that they are committed to working hard to achieve their objectives. He admonished his team to work collectively to achieve the desired goals.