LIBERIA: UNMIL Draws Down In Western Liberia, Turns Over Facilities To Government

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has officially turned over all facilities previously used by its troops in Gbarpolu, to the Government of Liberia.

Facilities turned over include eight container offices, air conditioners and a communication tower.

Speaking during the turning over and signing ceremony on Tuesday, UNMIL Head of Field Support Team, Muchiri Murenga, said UNMIL was gratified to turn the facilities over to the county administration, and hoped they would be properly used and maintained.

He also expressed gratitude to the chiefs, elders and other officials of the county for their unflinching support and cooperation with UNMIL, in the sustenance of peace in Liberia.

In remarks, Gbarpolu County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Yassah Fallah, thanked UNMIL for the facilities and appealed to the UN to continue assisting the county with quick impact projects, including the construction of police stations in other parts of the county, to enhance national security.

The turning over of the facilities marks the end of the UNMIL military drawdown in Gbarpolu County.

However, the UNMIL Civil Affairs Section has been left in charge of security in the county.

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