Dey Governor Joseph J. Brown has requested the Liberia National Police (LNP), for economic reasons, to extend the closing time for current commercial motorcycling operations in the Deygbo-Gbaweah Chiefdom, of which Brewerville is part, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
In a letter to Police Director Col. Chris Massaquoi – a copy of which is with the Daily Observer – last week, Governor Brown commended the effective control of illegal activities due to the 10 p.m. curfew on commercial motorcycling.
He told the Daily Observer in an interview that he has held meetings with representatives of businesses, patrons and commercial motorcyclists in Brewerville and see the need for the extension of the curfew from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
“They said the restriction has hampered their services and after 10 p.m. many customers cannot find transport to return to their homes,” Governor Brown said.
He assured Director Massaquoi of his office’s cooperation in ensuring that a reasonable decision comes from the request.
“My people have promised to work with me and the LNP to ensure that we honor the decision that comes out of the request,” Governor Brown, who served for five years at as director of cyber crimes at the former Ministry of National Security, stated.
He told Massaquoi that while he recognizes the need for peace and security, the location of Brewerville, as part of his chiefdom, encourages him to believe that a decision in their favor will be consistent with the government’s overall objective to promote economic development in areas beyond Monrovia.
He commented on the positive working relations with the officers of Police Depot 8 in Brewerville and pointed that when traditional leaders are encouraged to actively participate in the administration of their areas of control, or in their chiefdoms, there is bound to be peace and security.
An LNP source confirmed to the Daily Observer that a letter from the governor of the Deygbo-Gbaweah Chiefdom has been received at the director’s office and it will be considered at the appropriate time.
Brown, 32, was recently confirmed as governor of Deygbo-Gbaweah Chiefdom of Montserrado County. In September 25, 2015 he was crowned by representatives of the 16 tribes, in the presence of the country’s 15 governors, for his invaluable contribution to the development of traditional leadership and to the country.
He served with U.S. forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was honored by the United States for heroic combat duties. Governor Brown holds a master’s in Public Administration and a bachelor’s in Political Science from the Strayer University in Washington, DC, USA.