Speaking at the official farewell ceremony of the Ninth Indian Police Contingent held in Congo Town on Tuesday evening, SRSG Zarid admonished the officers to know that they did something valuable for the international community, Liberia and United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).
He said as they depart Liberia, what will always be remembered is the consolidation of truth and dedication of service to the Liberian nation, the Liberia National Police and delivering service to the Liberian people.
“I want to compliment you for taking up the challenge to leave your families behind and travel thousands of miles from home in order to be of assistance and help to a nation which at the point and time needed your help so dearly,” SRSG Zarid stressed.
He noted that the Indian Police contributions brought great deal of stability in Liberia’s peace efforts, building confidence and capacity of the Liberia National Police and also contributing immensely to community affairs, something, he noted, will always be remembered.
According to Zarif, the Indian contingent also provided First Aid in connection with HIV/AIDS and self-defense and the teaching of Indian dance in schools.
Speaking earlier, the Female Formed Police Contingent Commander Madha Bala pointed out that India is the only country that has contributed a female police contingent to consolidate peace in Liberia.
Bala noted that since 2007 when the first batch arrived in Liberia, it has strived to carry out its mandate and uphold the highest standard of the mission.
She hoped that as they end their tour of duty in Liberia, the country will continue to experience sustained peace and stability.