By Reuben Sei Waylaun
MONROVIA-The Liberia Refugee Repatriation Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) Tuesday distributed three motorbikes, jackets, buckets among others to field staffs from heavily refugees’ concentrated counties.
Speaking at the turning over ceremony, the Executive Director of the LRRRC, Rev. Festus R. B. Logan recounted how the number of refugees in the country continues to increase. Rev. Logan puts the value of the materials at US$20,000.00.
According to Rev. Logan, the availability of the motorbikes to the field staffs will ensure they move into difficult terrains aim at reaching areas the refugees are currently located in the country.
“We registered last year December 19,000 refugees and the number has increased to 27,000. They are in Nimba, Grand Gedeh, RiverGee and Maryland Counties. The LRRRC purchased these motorbikes for the deep forest and our staffs walked days to where the refugees are,” Rev. Logan said.
The LRRRC boss expressed appreciation to President George Weah for always supporting the workings of the commission in achieving its objectives.
“We will see visibility now while in the forest. We are thankful to the President for these materials. We want to say here that we love you in the field and please ensure the refugees are well coordinated,” he added.
Receiving the materials on behalf of the field staffs, the Deputy Executive Director for Operations, Alphonso Wallace commended the cooperation from the Liberian Government in making the commission effective and efficient.
“I think with the level of supports from the government, this is a help for us in deep field. These are long distances for us. We are highly impressed and this is help to our staffs in the field. We are going to use these materials for the intended purpose,” DEDO Wallace said.
Speaking on behalf of the field staffs, Thomas Jokan said “We are saying thanks to the management of the LRRRC. In the field, we had lots of challenges and these materials are coming as a surprise. It will help us to move into terrains where car can’t reach.”