Police Director Chris Massaquoi has described the budgetary processes for the security sector, especially the LNP as very bad.
A dispatch from the LNP Headquarters on Capitol Hill quotes Director Massaquoi as saying "The proposed operational budget for the police is low and as such, the government must do everything possible to increase it."
Police Spokesman George Bardue said in a release that the Police Chief made the call over the weekend at the official handover of dormitories, classroom buildings and other facilities at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville.
"The processes leading to the kind of budget that is being proposed for the Liberian security especially the LNP operational budget is very, very bad," Director Massaquoi stressed.
He appealed to the government to give attention to the budget of the security sector because as he puts it, 'security goes with development."
Meanwhile, Director Massaquoi has 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 their lessons.
The release said the newly constructed and renovated buildings which include male and female dormitories, classrooms, kitchen and dining hall, are valued at one million, fifty-eight thousand United States Dollars.
In another development, police authorities say they have dismissed three officers of the LNP for harassment and assault against a woman identified as Rose M. Wolloh of Thinker's Village. The dismissed officers, Patrolman MarkTenpbeh, Emmanuel Jarwee and Boakai Fahnbulleh were said to be assigned at Zone 8 depot 2 police substation respectively.