Benjamin Tennessee Plewon, III, Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Deputy Managing Director for Administration and Finance, says the growth and success of any nation depends on the collective effort of its citizens through a spirit of nationalism.
Plewon said national renewal is possible in the wake of national consciousness to move forward as a people and nation, an FDA release has said.
According to the release, Mr. Plewon made the statement when he dedicated the refurbished male and female cells of the St. Paul Police Depot on Bushrod Island, Monrovia.
Through the kind gesture of the Gabriel Weah Movement for Peace, Advocacy and Development, the cells were refurbished to a much more decent standard.
Mr. Plewon, who also serves as Board Chairman for the Movement, said that the organization has a dream to expand its services to needy communities, the prison cells being its priority.
He said that inmates are humans. And even though they individually or collectively allegedly committed crimes, they deserve care and attention, adding, “They deserve the right to better healthcare.”
Plewon noted that the Movement has a tradition to always buttress the effort of President Weah’s Pro-Poor Agenda by providing quality living condition to the Liberian people. He then challenged police officers assigned in the area to use those facilities properly and for their intended purposes at all times.
It can be recalled that Mr. Plewon dedicated two newly refurbished cells at the Banjor Police zone 6 depot #1, located in Hotel Africa, Monrovia, The initiative was undertaken by the same Gabriel Weah Peace and Advocacy Movement in October this year.
Earlier, the Commander of the St. Paul’s Bridge Police Depot, Inspector Joseph S. Wratee, expressed happiness over the gesture, describing it as a mark of good citizenship which should be emulated. He said such gesture was the first of its kind by any private entity, and promised that it will be used for the intended purpose.