-Launches Rebranded Accessories As CEO Momo Cyrus Enters Africa House Of Fame
The Patriotic Consciousness Association of Liberia (PACAL), a powerful countrywide advocacy group in Liberia presented the award to SEGAL’s CEO and management Wednesday in Monrovia at the agency’s Headquarters in Sinkor.
Presenting the award, PACAL’s National Executive Director Frederick Baye said his group decided to present the prize to the management of SEAGL because of the agency’s positive enormous contributions it is making toward the forward movement of the Liberian society.
“We are so excited to be presenting this award today,” declares PACAL Frederick Baye. “As I stand here, my eyes are full of tears because of the unimaginable work that this private security guard is doing in this country. You are doing a great work. When you have a private security firm providing bread for thousands of Liberians in the midst of economic hardship, this, for me, goes beyond advocacy,” he adds.
Mr. Baye also charged SEGAL’s Chief Executive Officer Momo Cyrus and the management of the agency to continue working in the interest of the Liberian state and people, noting that: “history will continue to judge you positively.”
However, Baye notes, “We don’t want you to stop here. This should not be the end. I urge you to even establish a private security training institution here that will help train private security guards in this country. On behalf of PACAL, we want to renew our pledge and commitment to continuously working with the agency in promoting and protecting social justice within the Liberian society.
“We just came here to say thank you, including your staff. We can assure you that before you leave for UK, we will gown you. PACAL has a gown, and you will be gowned next Wednesday. We want to tell you thank you. We can assure you that we will stand with you. We will continue to propagate your message of development and empowerment.”
“We want to challenge you, however, to continue to do more. You have to go beyond. We will continue to advocate for you to open private sector training institute in this country. This is not about how strong you are in the private sector. It’s about how you are providing jobs for ordinary Liberians across the landscape of this country.”
Responding to the honor, SEGAL’s General Manager and CEO Momo Cyrus said, “Let me use this public forum to appreciate your recognition. Our vision is to help make Liberia crime free society by collaborating with the Liberia National Police. We want to thank you for the award. We also want to thank the UK based magazine for selecting us to be part of the Africa House of Fame.” We also appreciate our international partners for the partnership.”
Momo Cyrus: “SEGAL as an institution believes in unification. We also want to inform the public that training and rebranding are part of our DNA. As a result of our investment in the young people of this country, we want to announce that we have two of our employees here who are supposed to be graduating from the University of Liberia (UL), and this is just part of our work we do here.”
“We also want to inform you that we are being innovative here,” CEO Cyrus said as he announced his induction into the African Leadership Hall of Fame-Class of 2020, the ALM AFRICA Dialogue 2020, and Imperial College, based in London, UK.”
He continued: “We are helping the GOL fight crime and restore confidence in the investment sector in Liberia. We are also helping to put bread on the table to thousands of Liberians who are within our employ. This event is also organized to coincide with the UK Government’s first ever African submit.”
CEO Momo Cyrus unveils rebranded SEGAL Accessories
“Professionalism is part of our DNA. These accessories will make these professional in their duties. We hope this will help to reduce poverty in this country. The cost of this is put at USD300,000. We think we are helping to reduce poverty in this county by employing over 3,000 of our citizens.”
In spite of the significant progress made by the agency, Mr. Cyrus nonetheless outlined a number of challenges including but not limited to high taxes levies, as well as difficulties experienced by the Liberian economy, something he said has slowed enthusiasm on job and places huge pressure on the investment and business sector.
“The issue of taxes has slowed our reinvestment and, expanding in other areas has been a difficult thing at the moment. The economy, too, is not a secret. Contract fees are being sought under difficult circumstances, especially with the situation faced by local commercial banks on the issue of liquidity,” Cyrus averred.
Mr. Cyrus however expressed delight and confidence over the growing public-private partnership taking root in the country. “We are collaborating well with the government” he says.
“We wonder why SEGAL is receiving all these awards. But we are reminded by the Biblical story that says that many are call but few are chosen. Being selected did not come as a surprised, and this has come through the work we do, the way we do it, and the way we treat our customers,” SEGAL’s Administrative Manager Marcus N.D. Kumeh, I also commented during the opening stages of the program.
SEGAL also unveiled its rebranded accessories to the public for the first time in the country. The materials include reflexive vest to make guards visible at night; garret detectors which enhances control of areas under its security guards to deter unauthorized weapons; expendable batons; pepper spray to restrain suspects; safety headgears; handcuffs; batches; stun gun; post equipment belts; hand gloves, torchlights, security guards’ t-shirts, amongst others.
SEGAL is a Liberian owned private security firm with 13 years of experience in private security services and a recipient of several local and international accolades for its high rating performances. The company also received the best Private Security company award back in 2015 from the Civil Society Network of Liberia (CSNL). SEGAL currently has over 3,000 employees deployed at different locations across Liberia.The company is prided for providing some of the best services in the private security arena-including security sector service, special event security, and corporate security service. Other private security services provided by the company include industrial mining security, aviation security, marine security, and electronic security solution.