The Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General (SRSG), Karin Landgren, wants Liberians apply the level of togetherness and resilience demonstrated against the Ebola virus to the security transition plan of government.
She observed that applying similar level of unity will enable the country take over and maintain its own security after the withdrawal of UNMIL by June 2016.
“The togetherness, the resilience Liberians showed against Ebola will still be needed for the next set of challenges,” Landgren noted when she briefed journalists Thursday on the Security Council’s recent decision to resume the drawdown of UNMIL forces in Liberia at the mission’s headquarters in Sinkor.
She noted that the drawdown does not mean that UNMIL is pulling out of the country completely but emphasized the need for Liberians to assume full responsibility of the country’s security.
“The presence of our military, police and civilian will continue to be felt on the ground,” Landgren assured.