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The Deputy Commissioner for Naturalization, at the Bureau of Immigration, and Naturalization or BIN Asatu Bah Kenneth says the Pull Her Down, or PHD symptom is one of the contributing factors that are responsible for women under achievement here.

Addressing fellow female officers during a program marking the 16th Anniversary celebration of the Liberia Law Enforcement Association over the weekend, Mrs, Bah Kenneth said the mindset that “If it’s not me, then it can’t be you” is really pulling women down in the country.Commissioner Kenneth said such attitude has to stop if women must compete with their male counterparts in whatever competition they may find themselves.

The program which was held at the Rose Garden Plaza on Crown Hill was characterized by a Queen Contest intended to raise fund fir the organization.There were at least three contestants from the LNP, BIN, and the DEA. Miss Blessing D. Williams, a patrol officer represented the LNP; Miss Wilhemina L. Tarbah represented the BIN from the operation division, while Miss Delkontee Karlor represented the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The other two contestants from the Bureau of Correction and Fire Service did not show up. The competition was won by the BIN. The total amount generated from the contest came up to 514.410 Liberian Dollars.

The program brought together female Law Enforcement officers from the security sector here including the Liberia National Police, Bureau of Immigration, and Naturalization, Liberia National Fire Service, the Drugs Enforcement Agency, and the Bureau of Corrections.

Commissioner Bah Kenneth who is also the National Coordinator of the Liberia Law Enforcement Association or LIFLEA told fellow female laws enforcement officers that women are capable of filling every position that their male counterparts are occupying and therefore they should not allow themselves to be taken for granted.

TLIFELEA was established in 2000, to advocate, and recruit qualify female law enforcement officers, and also as an advocacy group for female law enforcement officers. “We established this association to change the notion, where law enforcement were only restricted to men. We want to tell the world that women in security can make the difference. So we have been working with the national security apparatus to ensure that female law enforcement officers occupied the position that they desire,” Bah Keenh said.

By; Lewis S. Teh

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