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UNDP to help Liberia build new border posts

Patrick Flomo

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Jan. 6, 2015)-The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has expressed its preparedness to help Liberia build new border posts to cut cross-border Ebola infections from Sierra Leone.

In December last year, 49 new Ebola cases were recorded in Grand Cape Mount County. UNDP Country Director, Kamil Kamaluddeen, made the statement Saturday, January 3, 2015 in Monrovia.

Mr. Kamaluddeen Said: “In order to stop this new Ebola virus spread in Liberia, borders must be properly patrolled and border officials need the right protection against the disease.”

He said: “Motorbikes, tents, communications and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) will be provided for eight border crossing points to allow immigration and health workers operate at the border.”

“With UNDP’s assistance, Liberia’s Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) is setting up the border posts in remote and often inaccessible areas where people are suspected to be crossing.”

“UNDP will also provide similar support to Liberia in four other counties along its borders with Sierra Leone and Guinesa,” the UNDP official also said.

The UNDP Country Director further noted that they will also work along with the Liberian Small Arms Commission, concerned about weapons smuggling and other illegal activities.

Also speaking, Deputy Immigration Commissioner for Administration, Peter Zayzay, said: “With support from UNDP, BIN personnel will patrol more areas that are hard to reach in their operations.”

 


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