250 Immigration Bureau Recruits undergo training

Mar 17, 2016

The recruits which included females, were given materials for use during the training

In the wake of UNMIL draw down, the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recruited 250 personnel that are undergoing training in Liberia.

The 250 recruits...38 females and 212 males, have been in training at the Camp Biago, Sinje Training Academy in Grand Cape Mount County, since February this year.

The 250 new recruits, according to the BIN deployment plan, will be assigned in counties bordering Sierra Leone, Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire with the idea of constructively engaging communities using already established county and district security councils in border areas in an effort to prevent cross-border crimes and diseases, whilst promoting trade and commerce.

The training is intended to augment the current strength of the BIN as part of efforts by the national security apparatus to take over from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as of 30th June this year.

In order to strengthen the BIN’s capacity in light of UN Resolution 2091, places the Bureau as a critical element in the provision of peace and security in Liberia.

The BIN-UMMIL Transition Plan highlights the need to increase its manpower by an additional 500 new recruits and strengthen border patrol by training an existing 500 officers as specialized border unit.

The BIN has set eight priority areas in the wake of the transition in Liberia.

Of the eight priority areas identified in the GOL, UNMIL Transition Plan, the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization is tasked with fulfilling two very important areas of the GOL’s commitment, which includes border management and security and static and territorial protection.

Given the importance of these tasks and the need for additional manpower to effectively provide the security required at border points, the BIN, with funding UNDP procured and distributed sets of uniforms, boots and other assorted materials to ensure successful training and easy deployment of the 250 new recruits.

The BIN has deployed officers at nearly all border entries with neighboring Guinea and re-inforce Ebola preventive measures, screening travelers coming into Liberia and leaving the country.

Contact

For further information, contact:

Marzu S.  Quaye, Programme Assistant/email-marzu.stubblefield@undp.org/Tel; +231/777210313

Augusta Pshorr –Communications Analyst E-mail: augusta.pshorr@undp.org Tel: +231-770-003-819/886-521-425

Sam Zota –National UNV Communications Associate Email: zotasam@gmail.com Tel: +231-886-474-563/770175162

 

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