The GOL/UNDP/OHCHR Joint Programme entitled Strengthening the Rule of Law in Liberia: Justice and Security for the Liberian People is supported by the Governments of Sweden and Ireland, as well as the Peacebuilding Fund

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has donated 45 motorbikes to the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) to help boost its capacity to conduct regular patrols along the country’s borders.

Aimed at sustainably enhancing the capacity of the LIS, the donation is but one component of a much larger support package which also includes putting in place a new regulatory framework and setting up a proper complaints mechanism.

During the handover ceremony held recently in Monrovia, UNDP Resident Representative Pa Lamin Beyai commended the LIS for its important contribution to the safety and well-being of the Liberian people and expressed hope that the new motorbikes would go a long way to further beef up its reach and presence in some of the most remote areas of the country.

“Let me applaud the LIS leadership for embracing institutional change,” said Dr Beyai.

He reiterated UNDP’s commitment to continuing to assist the LIS in restructuring, right-sizing and decentralising its operations.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the LIS, acting Commissioner-General Moses Yebleh expressed gratitude and appreciation for all the support that UNDP has provided over the years, not only to the LIS but also to many other national justice and security institutions.

Mr. Yebleh assured the UNDP Resident Representative that the motorbikes would be put to good use and expressed his commitment to further strengthening the partnership with UNDP in the coming period.

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