By Edwin G. Wandah
The Liberia National Police, in collaboration with the UN Women, a section of the United Nations purposely responsible for women’s advocacy worldwide, yesterday jointly celebrated this year’s UN-Women Day.
The program which took place at the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police main office on Capitol Hill brought together several high profile LNP personnel, including LNP Deputy for Operation, Colonel Abraham Kromah and Deputy Police Director, William K. Mulbah and officials of the UN-Women in Liberia.
Giving an official statement, the LNP Chief of Gender Affairs, Sadatu L.M. Reeves lauded the UN-Women’ supports to the Liberia National Police.
According to her, LNP Administration along with UNDP and UN-Women has been massively supporting the LNP Gender Department through programs to meet the goals of the LNP Gender section with trained and effective women in the police force.
She said, the Gender section is aimed at raising more trained police officers to occupy those areas that are in serious need of the police, most probably women’s participation.
The LNP Gender Section however frowned on women as being major causes of those vices that are responsible for the underdevelopment of the Liberian Women, especially, when it comes to their participation in the police section.
For her part, Deputy Gender Minister, Lydia Sherman, called on women serving in the LNP to focus on education as a priority so that they can be on par with their male counterparts.