The Liberia National Police has held an interactive forum with citizens of Salayea District in Lofa County. The forum correspondent brought together over 100 LNP commanders and officers from across region three, which includes Lofa, Bong and Nimba Counties along with local authorities and citizens of Salayea.
The Chief Superintendent of Police for region three, Morris Teamah, says the initiative by the police is to help strengthen relationship with community members.Commander Teamah says that the regional interactive forum is aimed at building better relationship among police officers in the three counties. He notes that this will help them to cooperate, collaborate, and coordinate as law enforcement officers within the three counties.
During the forum, citizens of the district through their local authorities named constant harassment by the current district police commander Teto Bundor as a major problem they are confront with. They also presented a letter to the regional police commander, calling for the removal of Officer Teto Bundor as Commander for the district.
In response, Commander Teamah assures the citizens of timely action to be taken in order to address the situation. Regional Commander Morris Teamah also used the occasion to call on the citizens to say no to violence and yes to peace during this electoral period. He says the October elections should be seen as a turning moment for the country and its people. According to him, the initiative will be extended to the other two counties of region three to include Nimba and Bong respectively.
By John Tarnue, Lofa County-Editing by Jonathan Browne