UNDP Donates Communication Gadgets To LNP, LIS

Oct 9, 2017

UNDP Country Director Pa Lamin Beyai (left) turns over equipment to the Liberia National Police

As part of support to the Government of Liberia for the conduct peaceful general and presidential elections in Liberia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has turned over communication gadgets to the Liberia National Police (LNP) and Liberia Immigration Service (LIS).

The seventy-six -76 (LNP- 38 and LIS- 38) Kenwood UHF digital portable transceiver 200-300MHZ compete with accessories where handed over to authorities of the LNP and LIS by UNDP Country Director, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai at the LNP Headquarters ahead of the elections on the eve of the October 10 elections.

Dr. Beyai said the donation was an addition to previous support from UNDP which seeks to enhance and strengthen security during and after the elections.

“This additional support will help you in the elections security as well as after the elections, because you have very good use for these 76 radios. And we hope you will have time to configure and use them not only for these elections, but to enhance your daily work…” He said.

The UNDP Boss used the occasion to clarify reports about alleged abandonment of posts by security personnel due to tampering with payments’.  He added: “As far as we are concern, there is nothing like police men abandoning their positions because of lack of payments… As far as UNDP is concerned, we’ve asked for direct transfer of all funds to your individual accounts, so there is nothing like tampering. I don’t know who give that wrong information to the press, because it can’t be tampered with, not even ourselves…” 

Dr. Beyai said the agreed amount with the security authorities has been transferred directly to the officers’ accounts with no interference.

Simeon F. Frank, Deputy Inspector General of Police/Crime Services Department- LNP and LIS Director of Procurement, Lassana B. Dambeley signed on behalf of their respective Institutions.

In separate remarks, they thanked UNDP for the continued support to the Country particularly the security sector and promised to use the donation to enhance their work in the country.

Contact

For more information or media interviews, please contact:

James Monibah-Programme Analyst Emailjames.monibah@undp.org /Tel:+231/776531655

Augusta Pshorr, Communications Analyst, augusta.pshorr@undp.org, +231 770 003 819/886 521 425

Sam Zota –National UNV Communications Associate Email: sam.zota@undp.org Tel: +231-886-474-563/770175162

 

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