The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has turned over 167 sets of uniforms and accessories to the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) for use by its Border Patrol Unit (BPU).
A UNDP release said funds for the items, which include pants, shirts, boots, berets, inner and outer belts, socks, shoulder cords and patches and handcuffs, were made available from the UNDP Peace Building Fund (PBF).
It is in support the decentralization of key security services in Liberia in the wake of the drawdown of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).
According to the release, the items were officially handed over by UNDP Assistant Country and Governance Director and Governance Pillar Team Leader, Nessie Golakia Gould.
In separate remarks, the BIN Deputy Commissioner for Administration, Col. Danny B. Sartee, and the Director of the Border Patrol Unit Col. Wilson S. Garpeh, expressed appreciation to UNDP for its continued support to the BIN.
The UNDP Justice and Security Program (JSP) seeks to support the efforts of the Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Justice and the Judiciary in the consolidation of recovery of the country through a focus on reforms aimed at strengthening security and justice institutions.
It also supports Government efforts to revamp rural communities and reduce crime thus, creating a safe and secure environment for conflict prevention and development.