By Edwin G. Wandah
The Security Guard Services of Liberia (SEGAL) which is owned and operated solely by Liberians have been providing professional services in the country.
According to several business owners in Monrovia, SEGAL is one of the security entities in the country with its presence felt in at least eleven of the 15 counties of Liberia.
According business people they said, they feel proud to do business with what they referred to as Professional Standard provided by SEGAL. They said, if there were more security firms in Liberia providing similar services like SEGAL, there would be a reduction in criminal activities in the country.
However, our reporter who recently visited at least some of the rural parts of Liberia vividly saw SEGAL security personnel posted at various strategic areas.
According to our reporter, in Margibi, Bong, Nimba, Grand Gedeh and Grand Bassa Counties, several men and women were neatly dressed in SEGAL security uniforms attentively posted and executing their duties.
Meanwhile, just last year, SEGAL was voted Best Security Guard Service of the year 2012-2013 by two Organizations, the Progressive Alliance Movement of Liberia and a Media Group, the Coalition of Investigative Journalists Network of Liberia (CILJON) at two separate occasions.
Ranking the Security Firm high and 1st amongst hundreds of security services for 2013-2013, the National Chairman of the Progressive Alliance Movement of Liberia, K. Mamadee Keita, said his Organization deems it necessary to honor SEGAL for their numerous services rendered the Liberian people especially in places where there are limited security services provided.
Keita said, honor should be bestowed upon people who deserve it. He said Liberia deserves people who are developmental oriented and understand the norms and workings of the language of nation-building.
Receiving a certificate, an official of SEGAL Naktu Sithole thanked the officials and members of Progressive Alliance Movement of Liberia for considering them and bestowing the honor upon them.
Also, another official of SEGAL, Frederick Duwor, lauded the Progressives for their honors and assured them of more awards in the future. According to him the honor came as a way of the closed family tie they have had together over the years which he said is built on good job and efficiency executed by them.
Also responding, the Board Chairman of SEGAL who has been very instrumental in seeing the vision of SEGAL come to pass, Mr. Lomil Killen thanked the family of PAML for their thoughtfulness.
Meanwhile, SEGAL was honored this year for its professional standard applied in executing its services over the years by the Progressive Alliance Movement of Liberia.