Sunday, May 19, 2013 09:17
Police Boss Decries Low Budgetary Allotments...Dismissed Three Officers For Harassment
Police Director Chris Massaquoi has described the budgetary process for the security sector of the Liberia National Police as very bad. Director Massaquoi said the proposed operational budget for the police is low and as such the government must do everything possible to increase it.
The Police Chief made the call over the weekend at program marking the official handover of dormitories, classroom buildings and other facilities at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville.
“The process leading to the kind of budget that is being proposed for the Liberian security especially the LNP operational budget is very, very bad,” Director Massaquoi stressed.
He appealed to the Liberian government to give attention to the budget of the security sector because as he put it security goes with development.
He commended the Government of Norway for funding the construction of new structures at the Police Training Academy promising that the buildings will help officers to focus on their lessons. The newly constructed and renovated buildings which include male and female dormitories, class rooms, kitchen and dining hall are valued at one million fifty-eight thousand United States dollars.
In another development, three officers of the Liberia National Police have been dismissed with immediate effect. The officers are Patrolman MarkTenpbeh, Emmanuel Jarwee and Boakai Fahnbulleh and were assigned at Zone 8 depot 2 police sub-station.
They were dismissed for harassing and assaulting one woman identified as Rose M. Wolloh of Thinker's Village.