The latest appeal comes from former Deputy Police Director for Operations, Abraham Kromah urging the National Government to provide financial and logistical support to national security apparatuses to enable them adequately defend the state as the country assumes full security responsibilities.
The former Deputy Police Chief made the statement over the weekend when he met with some ournalists in Monrovia.
Col. Kromah said the Police and the Immigration have the physical capacities to provide security in the country, but the lack of logistics and financial support may impede their operations if nothing is done by the Government to sustain them.
The former Police Operations boss called on the Liberian people not to panic in the wake of UNMIL’s handing over security responsibilities to national actors; as with the contributions of the Police, Immigration and other security apparatus, the country will remain safe while democracy continues to flourish.
He also appealed to the Liberian people to cooperate with their security personnel and report any act of lawlessness in their communities.
Commenting further, Kromah attributed the constant traffic violations by vehicle operators to lack of discipline and tolerance from drivers, which has created negative thinking about the police.
Col. Kromah said his past action to stop motorbikes from plying the major streets of Monrovia was intended to stop the constant traffic violations and death rates by operators of commercial motorbikes, and the alleged escorting of armed robbers to communities.
He said, at the inception of the operation, most people did not understand police action; but now he is very happy that residents of Monrovia and its environs are appreciating the move to curb motorcyclists from escorting criminals into people homes.
The former Police boss said the young people must begin to understand that he has nothing against anyone who seeks to earn a decent living that is void of crime.
He thanked UNMIL for their rigidity in bringing peace and democracy to Liberia after years of hostilities which caused thousands of people to lose their lives as well as the destruction of properties.
Col. Kromah also thanked the President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Government of Liberia for the attainment of peace, and the promotion of human rights in the country.