By Lewis Verdier in Harper
UNMIL, through its Quick Impact Project (QIP) has constructed, dedicated and turned over a WACPS Building to the Women and Children Protection Section of the Liberia National Police (LNP) in Harper, Maryland County. The building will be used to rehabilitate (Host) SGBV and SEA victims and also be used to dispense justice to those coming in inflict with the law.
The WACPS building contains two bedrooms with five mattresses, two office spaces, a conference room, front and back porches.
UNMIL head of field office in Maryland, Thomas Mtaisi, put the cost of the building at USD 25.000.00.
Mtaisi noted that the mission saw it necessary to make the building and facilities available to dispense justice for victims of SGBV/SEA.
He said UNMIL believes that the structure will be used for the purpose intended.
The UNMIL HoFo reminded officials of government and the public that the Quick Impact Project QIP of UNMIL is also about strengthening the rule of law.
The WACPS Regional Commander, Thunder Tiklo, described the gesture as a welcome development for the Liberia National Police while children who are abused most of the time suffer for these facilities and thereby assuring UNMIL and the people and government of the Republic of Liberia that the edifice will be used for the right purpose.
For his part the Maryland County Police Commander, Chief Superintendent, Davis Walker, said the LNP is gratified to have such beautiful edifice for the women and children in Harper.
The commander who commended UNMIL QIP for the project stated that he was not actually happy at all because he will like to see the WACPS building built across the county.
Chief Superintendent, walker clearly stated; under the watchful eyes of the LNP leadership in the county, the LNP will guard the building and its facilities and will ensure justice is done to all.
The LNP Regional Commander also thanked UNMIL for the goodwill to the people of Harper. The WACPS building is located on Maryland Avenue, a major street in Harper.