In an effort to enhance police capacity to respond to crimes in Nimba County, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has presented 12 motorbikes to the police detachment in Ganta.
The bikes were presented by the UN agency to beef-up the county police detachment’s effort to ably respond to the security needs of Liberians following the UNMIL drawdown by June 30, according to the Liberia National Police Regional 3 Commander, Col. Morris Teamah. Making the presentation on behalf of government, Teamah hoped the bikes would serve as further motivation for the police as they fulfill their statutory mandate of protecting lives and properties. "It is government's hope that as you receive these bikes today, you will get motivated to fulfill your entrusted mandate," he added. Receiving the motorbikes on behalf of the Nimba Police Detachment, the newly-assigned LNP Commander, Col. Augustine Warrie, expressed gratitude to the government and UNDP for the gesture, stressing that the bikes will further enhance the operations of the police in the county. He assured that the bikes will be used for the intended purpose, and advised the officers to handle them with care.