The Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization has embarked on a vigorous inspection at various borders linking Liberia to Sierra Leone and Guinea.
The BIN team headed by Cllr. Lemuel Reeves, Commissioner and Deputy Attorney General made the declaration at the Bo Waterside border post over the weekend when he led an array of top BIN officers to inspect Bo-Waterside.
Cllr. Reeves said their tour was in accordance with the mandate from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf instructing the BIN to ensure that all borders that are opened are properly monitored. Col. Reeves provided safety tips to officers and told them to be careful when interacting with people leaving and coming to Liberia.
The Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization has called for logistical support to enable her discharge her duty most effectively.
Meanwhile, the Minor River Union Township Commissioner has appealed for more equipment including motor bikes to members of the joint security and health workers to curb Ebola.
She said it assists health workers and officers of the joint security to get to those places on time when news of an Ebola outbreak is announced, especially during this rainy season.
The Taywor District Commissioner disclosed that her office is working with both healthcare workers and the joint security, especially officers of the Bureau of Immigration in implementing the President’s mandate by sensitizing the people about the danger of the disease as well as the various preventive measures.
She used the occasion to thank Commissioner Reeves and his team for their visit and for the supply of assorted protective gears including buckets, gloves and face masks to members of the joint security at the border; adding, “This will help in curbing the spread of the disease not only in Grand Cape Mount County but Liberia at large”.
She admonished the joint security team to use the safety gears provided to them properly in keeping with preventive health tips from health workers assigned at the border alongside them; noting, “This is a national emergency that requires the effort of all of us and not the President alone”.