The Pastor of the New Water in the Desert Apostolic Pentecostal Church (NWIDA), the Rev. Dr. Kortu K. Brown is urging all presidential aspirants in the upcoming 2017 elections to declare their citizenships – whether dual or double.
Speaking Sunday at the launch of the Community Crime Watch in Berwerville City, Rev. Brown said most Liberians were unable to stay in the county because they didn’t have government jobs, noting that most Liberians with dual citizenship were more loyal to their new county than their county of birth – Liberia.
He called on all citizens of Brewerville to contribute, at least, a gallon of fuel to the program to help keep the community free of crimes at night and day. The Community Crime Watch is to develop a community-based partnership in fighting crimes and keeping communities safe in post-UNMIL Liberia. The owner and operator of Red Power Radio of the Virginia Communications Incorporated, in partnership with the New Water in the Desert Apostolic Pentecostal Church and other locally based partners, is to mobilize citizens to fight crimes and keep the community safe.
According to the Program Director, Fidel Saydee, a 15- 25-member council of influential potential and capacitated individuals and institutions has been developed to ensure that the goals and objectives set are achievable.
He said there will also be a regular out-reach through refresher courses or training awareness aimed at capacity-building for community watch teams and local security guards to enhance community security. Also speaking at the launch, the Political leader of the Liberty Party, Cllr. Charles Brumskine, said he holds one citizenship and that is a Liberian citizens, saying he doesn’t intent to hold anymore.
He described community Crime Watch as one of the effective ways to prevent crimes in the county. According to him, the economic down-trend does not help the country at all.
He urged citizens to work along with the
police to bring all criminals to book, and not to take the law into
their hands, noting that the role of the citizens is to ensure that
criminals are tracked and the police invited.
In the absence of the police, he said, citizens must make noise to
attract the attention of the police.
He said with the departure of UNMIL, citizens must create programs
to reduce crime.