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Liberian Army poised to maintain Security - Minister Kamara

Jacob N.B.Parley/Benjamin S. Taingay
Foreign Minister, Marjon Kamara
Foreign Minister, Marjon Kamara

(elbcradio.com/Feb. 11, 2016)-This year’s Armed Forces Day Orator, says the AFL has the capacity to help sustain the gains made in maintaining national peace and security.

Foreign Minister, Marjon Kamara, described the AFL as a key vehicle for driving Liberia toward national peace and stability when UNMIL shall have departed the country at the end of its duties.

She hailed the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) for efforts at realizing its 20% enlistment of females in the Liberian Military.

Minister Kamara made the assertions Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the 59th Anniversary of the AFL at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) in Monrovia.

Foreign Minister, Marjon Kamara, described as commendable, reports that currently the AFL has seven female officers and seventy three enlisted women.

She said: “Such progress is indicative of the Armed Forces of Liberia’s commitment to the national objective of gender main-streaming in its operations.”

“The participation of the Liberian Military in regional peace keeping operations is an indication that Liberia has again occupied its rightful seat among the comity of nations, “Madam Kamara noted.

She said the current AFL has proven to be the most educated in the country’s history.

Minister Kamara said: “In the past, the men and women in arm were used to mobilize force labor during the period of the so-called “Nokos,” because of their semi-education status.”

Madam Kamara also said during the same period, recruitment was based on ethnic lines.  “Unlike the past, recruitment in the current AFL takes into consideration quality education, high standards, integrity and commitment to the nation,”

BTC is the Headquarters of the AFL and it also plays host to the Ministry of National Defense and other units of the Liberian military.

 


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