10 March 2014

Liberia: 'Malicious Falsehood' - Nocal Blasts Media

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil Company of Liberia, Dr. Randolph McClain, has dismissed as "malicious falsehood and bad journalism," stories being run in some local newspapers of late, accusing him of undermining the ongoing oil sector reform process.

In a statement dated March 7, Dr. McClain clarified that at no time has he undertaken any activity that would undermine the integrity of the ongoing reform in the oil sector as alleged by some local newspapers.

He pointed out that contrary to what is being alleged in the press, he is working assiduously to ensure that NOCAL remains focused on the reform of the sector for the benefit of the country and its people.

In this regard, the National Oil Company of Liberia official said, NOCAL continues to fully cooperate with all relevant stakeholders, including the Legislature to ensure a successful outcome of the oil sector reform process.

The NOCAL President and CEO furthered that he is very much aware of his responsibilities as well as his obligations and limitations regarding the sector, and will do nothing to compromise neither the interests of NOCAL nor those of the government regarding the reform process.

Concluding, Dr. McClain urged media stakeholders who are in the habit of sensationalizing and personalizing issues for ulterior motives to desist.

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