UNMIL renovated military barracks of AFL
Voinjama – On 20 December 2017, The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) through the Quick Impact Project (QIP) ceremonially handed over the renovated Military barracks of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in Lofa County.
UNMIL’s Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Political and Rule of Law, Mr. Waldemar Vrey, congratulated the AFL engineers for the great effort and capacity to complete this project in short time and low-cost, also to enhance roads and buildings in all areas in Liberia. He took the opportunity to call on the security sectors for the elections run-off coming ahead, praising the “excellent work that was conducted during the first round of elections”.
The overall objective of the project sought to support the Government of Liberia’s security transition plan which includes the deployment of the Units at strategic forward operating bases across the country. Its completion resulted in renovating two buildings that serve as barracks and office space for a platoon sized element from the AFL.
AFL’s Chief of Staff, Major General Ziankahn, emphasized that Lofa County is a very strategic location since it borders with two countries and also highlighted that AFL is coming to Voinjoma to complement and back up all the other local security sectors; not to take over, but yet to increase the inter- operability as security institutions in the country.
UNMIL’s Force Commander, Major General Salihu Zaway Uba, the heads of National security sectors, local government officials were also in attendance of the handing-over ceremony.