The Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) has provided maximum security at all border points to ensure the full compliance of Liberia’s health protocols in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).
The disclosure was made on this Tuesday when BIN Deputy Commissioner for Administration, Col. Peter F. Ziazay, appeared at the Ministry of Information daily Ebola press briefing on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.
According to him, the measure was taken after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced the reopening of all borders, a week ago.
Commissioner Zaizay said the BIN has been working with authorities at the Atlanta-based US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local and other international partners, including those from the Ministry of Health, to ensure that proper measures are followed to avoid the resurgence of the virus.
“We continue to tour various border points in line with the government and its partners in the fight against the EVD,” he said.
He noted that BIN officers have continued to tour major border points, including York Island, Bo-waterside, Gbota, Jorwah and Garmu.
Commissioner Zaizay further disclosed that BIN personnel have been trained in Ebola preventive methods, and have been assigned with six vehicles and 34 motorcycles, as well as several pieces of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPEs).
The motorcycles, he said were donated to the BIN by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
He also revealed that the BIN has conducted a self-assessment retreat to indentify gaps and challenges as well as practices aimed at improving personnel performance.