The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has donated 45 motorbikes to the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) to help boost its capacity to conduct regular patrols along the country’s borders.
The donation is aimed at sustainably enhancing the capacity of the LIS, according to a release.
The donation is one component of a much larger support package which also includes putting in place a new regulatory framework and setting up a proper complaints mechanism.
During the handover ceremony held recently in Monrovia, UNDP Resident Representative Pa Lamin Beyai commended the LIS for its important contribution to the safety and well-being of the Liberian people.
The UNDP official expressed hope that the new motorbikes would go a long way to further beef up the immigration’s reach and presence in some of the most remote areas of the country.
“Let me applaud the LIS leadership for embracing institutional change,” said Dr Beyai.
He reiterated UNDP’s commitment to continuing to assist the LIS in restructuring, right-sizing and decentralising its operations.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the LIS, acting Commissioner-General Moses Yebleh expressed gratitude and appreciation for all the support that UNDP has provided over the years.
Mr. Yebleh said UNDP’s support is not only to the LIS but also to many other national justice and security institutions.
He Yebleh assured the UNDP Resident Representative that the motorbikes would be put to good use and expressed his commitment to further strengthening the partnership with UNDP in the coming period.–Press release