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Liberia can manage its security when UNMIL leaves-Ryan

Arthur Douglas

(elbcradio.com/Oct. 5, 2015)-Carter Center has expressed optimism in Liberia’s ability to take over its own security, following UNMIL’s draw down in September 2016.

The Center’s Vice President for Peace Programs, Jordan Ryan, said Liberia has done a lot of work and has developed an appreciable level of capacity over the years, but stressed the need for more community involvement
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“Doing so will help maintain a strong, peaceful and hopeful nation, ahead of UNMIL’s departure.
The Carter Center official made the statement over the weekend in Gbarnga City, Bong County.

He described Liberia’s pending transition as one of the most important tasks the country has ever been faced with.
Mr. Ryan was on a week-long visit to Liberia to assess the impact of Carter Center’s work in the country and to see firsthand progress in sustaining the peace.

While in Bong County, the former UN Envoy met with managers of the Peace and Justice Regional Hubb at the premises of the facility on the outskirts of Gbarnga.

He earlier met with series of senior government officials, including the Acting Chair of the Cabinet, Brownie Samukai, and Vice President, Joseph Boakai.
Mr. Samukai, who departed Liberia Sunday, October 4, 2015, is the country’s Defense Minister.

 


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