Multipurpose Facility for Police unveiled

May 2, 2016

Police Trainees utilizing the facility at the Liberia National Police Training Academy (LNPTA)

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has turned over a multipurpose building to the Liberia National Police Training Academy (LNPTA). The facility which contains a gymnasium, offices etc. is to be used to help enhance the training of officers attending the academy.

Funding was provided by the Government of Norway through the UNDP. Turning over the building on behalf of the UNDP, the Team Leader of UNDP Governance and Public Institution Pillar, Nessie Golakai-Gould, praised the government of Norway for the support to the Liberia National Police.

She disclosed that the UNDP signed a cost sharing agreement for the implementation of the project in 2010 with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to implement the project.

Ms. Gould noted that the project is aimed at strengthening the operational and technical capacities of the Liberia National Police in terms of basic resources and infrastructure.

Receiving the keys to the building on behalf of the Liberia National Police, the Acting Commandant of the Liberia National Police Training Academy, Sadiatu Reeves, thanked the UNDP and the Norwegian government for completing the project.

Madam Reeves noted that the building will help train new recruits that are entering the Police academy.

“We are glad to receive such a multipurpose building. It will help the Liberia National Police Academy to enhance the training of officers who are coming to the academy”, she emphasized. She urged officers of the academy to protect the facility.

In 2010, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and UNDP signed a Cost Sharing Agreement for implementation of the project titled “LNP Development- Strengthening Personal and Community Security in Liberia”.

The project aimed to strengthen the operational and technical capacity of the Liberia National Police, (LNP) in terms of basic resources and infrastructure.

The turn- over of the US$200,000 multipurpose building comes in the wake of the gradual draw down of the UN Mission in Liberia, allowing Liberia’s national security apparatus to assume full responsibility of security across the Country.

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Emmanuel KollieProgramme Assistant/E-mail emmanuel.kollie@undp.org- Tel:+231/0770003847/0886 559 009

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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