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Watch Forum asks for training

Nimba CWF Vice Chairman Mr. David N. Mahn

Community Watch Forum members in Nimba County have called on the government thru the Liberia National Police to conduct training for them. The Forum’s vice chairman for operation Mr. David N. Mahn said when conducted, the training will help to enhance their work.

Mr. Mahn said he has 4,360 men under his control, but they have not received any training. He said his men are in all parts of the 17 administrative districts, providing protection for citizens. He told The NewDawn that police officers assigned in Nimba are not in all parts of the county, but his men are found in towns and villages, protecting lives and properties.

He explained that the work of the Community Watch Forum is to help the police to carry out their duties. Mr. Mahn said now that UNMIL has turned over security responsibility to the Government of Liberia, there is need to train and empower members of the Community Watch Forum with logistics to enable them rapidly respond to crimes and other emergencies.

Meanwhile, Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Boakai has praised members of the Community Watch Forum for the level of good work they are doing. VP Boakai made the commendation during a recent visit to Nimba County.

He said Forum is helping state security agencies across the country in providing security for the entire country. Our Nimba County correspondent disclosed that the county administration has provided US$10,000 to members of the Community Watch Forum.

Superintendent Fong Zuagele said the money came from the social development fund of Nimba. He said the money is intended to enhance the good work of the Forum.

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By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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