IOM installs MIDAS At Entry Points
The International Organization on Migration (IOM) has installed Migration Information Data Analysis System (Midas) at entry points in Liberia.
According to information gather by this paper, former United Nations Mission in Liberia ‘UNMIL’ was the one supporting this initiative. However, IOM is responsible for the installation of those machines. Accordingly, IOM has the intellectual property right to installed MIDAS across the global.
Areas MIDAS have been installed are: Robert International Airport (RIA), Ganta Border, Spring Field and the headquarters of the Liberia Immigration Service.
LIS headquarters installation is predicated upon the fact that information emanating from these areas will be channel directly to the office of the Commissioner General for perusal and sequence action.
The Migration Information Data Analysis System is tended to capture activities at entry points. It is also a system setup to identify criminals when entering Liberia.
Already thirty officers from the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) have been trained by the IOM in the usage of this equipment. Writes: Maj. Laurie Massaquoi-Page