Representative Joe Pleads for Budgetary Support To LNP
By: Reuben Bier
Grand Bassa County Electoral District number three Representative, Matthew Joe has appealed to Members of the House of Representatives to provide, through National Budget vehicles for the Liberia National Police Detachment across the Country.
Representative Joe’s appeal follows several complaints from scores of Citizens in Grand Bassa County about the lack of Police vehicles which currently hampering the operations of the police.
A fortnight ago, the Police in Bong County, Lofa, Nimba, Gbapolu , River Gee, Grand Bassa made an earnest appeal for vehicles in order to enhance the crime control model of their job, that is to protect live and property by responding swiftly to crime scene, or by doing vehicular patrol in order to create general deterrence to the commission of crimes Hon. Joe communication furthered.
“The logistical challenges of the police coupled with the wave of crimes in our Country as we approach 2023 the Presidential and Legislative Elections need to be addressed. National budget.
“The lack of patrol vehicle for the Police is affecting the effectiveness of the police especially in responding promptly to cases in other parts of the County” he added.
For the first time, Members of the Police Support Unit (PSU) used a mini-bus belonging to ArcelorMittal Liberia during the raid in St. John City.
Currently, the police and joint security are operating in the County without vehicles, despite several calls by media institutions and other concerned citizens.
They have attributed the situation to the low budgetary allotment.
The situation which drew the attention of several citizens over the years is posing a serious risk to police operations and has prompted the Bassa district electoral 3 Lawmaker to affect his communication to his colleagues for budgetary allotment for the Police vehicles.
Meanwhile, the communication is currently before members of the House of Representatives.