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Liberia National Police seeks more budgetary support

Moses Kollie Garzeawu/Maximilian K.Kasseh, Jr.
Some members of the Liberia National Police
Some members of the Liberia National Police

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberia National Police says it needs more budgetary support to smoothly run the affairs of the institution.
According to LNP Deputy Inspector-General for Administration, Sadatu Reeves, the physical output of personnel of the LNP needs to improve to give them more public respect.

In an interview with ELBC Monday, February 19, 2018, Colonel Reeves said: “Though donor partners have helped to strengthen the technical capacity of the Police Form Unit through the provision of vehicles, capacity buildings and Uniforms, there is a need to provide additional funding to run the Institution.”

The Deputy Police Inspector-General disclosed that her key focus is to see Patrol officers properly attired to command more respect from the Public.

She named the running and maintaining of Vehicles provided by donors, the purchasing of Uniforms for officers, among others, as key priorities.

According to Col. Reeves, the Police will need around 30 Million United States Dollars to effectively run the LNP, because around 14 million Dollars of the 16 million Dollars in the current budget is spend on salaries.

The Deputy Police inspector General was speaking to ELBC at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville, at the start of a six-day Retreat for senior LNP officers.

The retreat, according to Col. Reeves, is intended to set a frame work for the full implementation of the new police Act and to set the LNP’s 2018 agenda.

 


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