22 February 2013

Liberia: After Over 35 Years of Existence - Police Station To Be Erected in Doe Community

In a bid to reduce the alarming wave of armed robbery in several communities within and around Monrovia, Montserrado County district #14 Representative Abraham V. Corneh has disclosed of plan to construct the first ever Police sub depot in Samuel Kanyan Doe Community on Bushrod Island.

Representative Corneh told journalists last Saturday that his office has estimated US$4, 000.00 for the construction of the police sub depot.

The Montserrado Lawmaker indicated that the project will officially commence this weekend with a grand ground breaking ceremony in the community, following which, the contractor will begin "hands-on-works."

He named Justice Minister Christiana Tah, Police Director Christ Massaquoi and other Lawmakers of Montserrado as high profile government officials invited to grace the occasion.

Representative Corneh asserted that his decision to undertake such a worthy initiative was in respond to the numerous calls from his constituents, noting that there is a dying need for such social service.

"On many occasions, community leaders have informed me that there is increased in criminal activities in the community and recently two persons were shot by alleged armed robbers who made away with several valuables. This has been repeated on many occasions and other citizens have also complaint of the presence of narcotic drugs pushers and users in this area call."

Doe Community, as it is widely known, is one of four populated communities within district #14. Situated on Bushrod Island, the area has a population of over 36, 000 inhabitants.

Since its establishment by former President Samuel K. Doe in the early 1980s, the community has been without the full presence of police (a depot or substation), secondary school, court, clinic or hospital and electricity among other basic social services.

The community largely depends on other distant communities for the stipulated social services. When constructed, police station will host an array of Liberia National Police (LNP) officers who will take assignment there to provide security for residents of the community and help in law enforcement.

Meanwhile, several residents of Doe community have lauded Representative Corneh for the initiative. The community dwellers believe the police sub depot couple with the presence of assigned officers, will help reduce crime rate in the area and bring some sanity to them.

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