Police Director Chris Massaquoi has described the budgetary processes for the security sector especially the Liberia National Police as very bad.
Director Massaquoi said the proposed operational budget for the police is low and as such the government must do everything possible to increase it.
The Police Chief made the call over the weekend at program marking the official hand over of dormitories, class room buildings and other facilities at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville. "The processes leading to the kind of budget that is being propose for the Liberian security especially the LNP operational budget is very, very bad," Director Massaquoi stressed.
He appealed to the Liberian government to give attention to the budget of the security sector because as he put it security goes with development. He commended the Government of Norway for funding the construction of new structures at the Police Training Academy promising that the buildings will help officers to focus on the lessons.
The newly constructed and renovated buildings which include male and female dormitories, class rooms, kitchen and dining hall are valued at one million fifty-eight thousand United States dollars. In another development, three officers of the Liberia National Police have been dismissed with immediate effect.
The officers are Patrolman MarkTenpbeh, Emmanuel Jarwee and Boakai Fahnbulleh. They were assigned at Zone 8 depot 2 police substation
They were dismissed for harassment and assault against a woman identified Rose M. Wolloh of Thinker's Village.