Liberia’s border security and operationalization boosted by UNMIL Quick Impact Project
Monrovia – On 28 September, United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) handed over office equipment, furniture and assorted stationery to Liberia Immigration Service (LIS). The donation was procured under UNMIL Quick Impact Project (QIP) to support the strengthening of border security and operationalization of the LIS’ Policy Management Board.
“I commend the formation of the Policy Management Board; this is a crucial piece of work that you have done on the act, regulations and administration structures. It is now just approving and implementing them properly,” said UNMIL Police Commissioner Simon Blatchly while handing over the equipment to LIS Commissioner-General Lemuel E.A. Reeves.
The equipment will support intelligence gathering, capacity building and awareness on international and regional intelligence networks.
The Liberia Immigration Service Act 2015, has facilitated the establishment of the Policy Management Board to serve as an oversight body in policy, legal and accountability frameworks for the LIS.