LIBERIA: Margibi Joint Security Complains Of Logistics To Enforce COVID-19 Preventive Measures

From Christopher Wiah, GNN Correspondent In Margibi County|

Margibi County Assistant Commissioner of Police Sylvester Hena

Members of the Joint Security in Kakata, Margibi County are complaining of the  lack of logistical which they noted has hampered the robust enforcement of  the COVID-19 Preventive measures.

Speaking in an interview with reporters including a representative of the GNN in the county, Margibi County Assistant Commissioner of Police Sylvester Hena said the lack of mobility is causing a serious setback to the enforcement of all health protocols against the spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the County.

 Commissioner Hena explained that his officers are finding it very difficult to apprehend individuals who violate health authorities’ mandate against COVID-19 especially vehicle operators.

He further that, individuals only observe the protocols during the day hours adding that they are not equipped to patrol communities in the County during the night and day hours.

In a very fearing tone the Margibi Police Boss stressed that if nothing is done to empower the Joint Security Operations in the county, violation of the health protocols will lead to a major challenge beyond control.

Col. Hena then used the medium to call on business and ordinary citizens in the County to come to their aid in order to have a quick response to violation in the community.

He at the same time urged residents of Kakata to adhere to protocols prescribed by health authorities against the spread of COVID-19.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police re-emphasized the washing of hands, wearing of nose masks, social distancing and avoiding public gathering among others as significant steps to the combating of the virus across the Country.

According to him, if the battle against COVID-19 must be successful in the soonest possible time, it must involve the efforts of everyone in the Country.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13611 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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