UNPOL Organize farewell Retreat
…… Wants LIS Continues good job
As the saying goes, every good thing must come to an end, so it happens to the United Nations Police in Liberia (UNPOL) operations under the supervision of UNMIL. On February 12-16, 2018 United Nations Police in Liberia (UNPOL) organized five days farewell retreat for the Liberia Immigration Service. The retreat was intended to discuss successes and failures of the institution as well as giving final contribution toward immigration operations before they depart Liberia in March 31, 2018.
UNOPL under the management of UNMIL has been very instrumental to the growth and development of the institution since they came in 2003 after the leadership of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
Similar evaluation was held in 2015 and 2016 by the institution, at which time the institution derived at various key strategic road-maps that set the benchmark to improve the institution to what it is today.
Speaking during the five days retreat held at the National police Training Academy in Paynesville City outside of Monrovia, Madam; Jane Rhodes, UNPOL Head of Transitional Support and Institutional Development, mentioned that the retreat was designed to see what areas of assistance the mission can gave to the institution before its departure.
According to her, their time with the Immigration was successful and rewarding which she said authorities of the LIS were willing to cooperate and collaborate with them whenever they were called to perform their duties.
Madam Rhodes used the forum to urged Immigration officers to work together in the interest of Liberia.
‘’As we leave finally from here be faithful and produce the needed results we imparted into LIS’’, she urged LIS officers.
Also speaking at the occasion, Mr. Abdoulaye Dore, Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea, and Dean of the cabinet of the Republic of Liberia, slated in the gathering that Liberia and Guinea are one people.
Ambassador Dore recounted the relationship existence between the two countries.
He said he hope that the retreat will address issues at both borders.
The retreat was well attended by Jane Rhodes, UNPOL Head of Transitional Support and institutional Development, Mr. Chiffold Aims, Senior Police Advisor INL Section, United States Embassy, Ambassador Abdoulaye Dore of the Republic of Guinea and official of the LNP including Senior and middle level officers of the Liberia Immigration Service. Writes: Maj. Laurie Massaquoi-Page