A Liberian man residing in London, Maxson S. Kpakio of Wales Liberia Connect has donated reflective security jackets and other materials to the Liberia National Police (LNP).Mr. Kpakio made the presentation to Inspector General Col. Gregory Coleman on Wednesday, 23 August at the LNP Headquarters in Monrovia.
Mr. Kpakio says the donation is a little appreciation and his way of making contribution to the work of the police force here. During the brief interaction, Mr. Kpakio also presented to Col. Coleman a copy of a book he has written for children, aimed at informing kids of the work of police and teaching the public that police are to be seen as friends.
In response, Col. Coleman thanked Mr. Kpakio for the donation, and assured him that it will be utilized for the intended purpose. He says the little donation means more than what the LNP normally receives from donor countries, noting that just the thought by Mr. Kpakio means a whole lot for the police.
He appreciates Mr. Kpakio for putting in his time to getting people, especially the future leaders, to understand the work of the police. He notes that information is power, warning that that the less informed people have the tendency of resulting to violence than any other.
He therefore deems Mr. Kpakio’s work as getting people to appreciate the rules of law and to understand how to keep people safe. Col. Coleman says the contribution will have a great impact on the life of the people.
–By Winston W. Parley