The New Dawn (Monrovia)

12 December 2012

Liberia: Norway Signs $350,000 U.S. Grant Support to LNP

The government of Norway and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an amended cost sharing agreement that will provide infrastructural support to the National Police Training Academy (NPTA).

According to the agreement, the Norwegian Government would provide over three hundred and fifty thousand United States dollars (US$350,378.99) in addition to the four hundred and sixty-five thousand United States dollars (US$2,465,000.00) that was provided in July 2010 to construct classrooms, dormitories, kitchen, multi-purpose utility hall, shooting range and a garage on the Compound of the Police Training Academy

The additional funding would be used by UNDP to construct a multi-purpose hall and procure modern kitchen and sports equipment. The agreement was signed in Monrovia by the Ambassador of Norway to Liberia, Tom Tyrihjell, who is based in Accra Ghana.

Signing on behalf of the UNDP, Its Country Director Dominic Sam thanked the Norwegian Government for its critical support to Liberia's security sector reform, with specific reference to the Liberia National Police.

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