The Paynesville Business Association (PBA) has identified with the Liberia National Police (LNP) by donating several assorted items, including 100 bags of 25kg rice, 24 plastic chairs, 15 dozen bags of mineral water, and 15 mattresses.
Presenting the items to the LNP, PBA president Sheik Y. Jalloh said his organization is impressed with the high level of professionalism the Liberia National Police under Inspector General Gregory Coleman has been discharging its duties to the general public.
Sheik Jalloh said the reduction of crime, especially within the city of Paynesville, has further increased the confidence of business people, stressing that his association was gratified by the performance of police officers assigned to the city.
He said the demolition of the infamous Turtle Base that was known for harboring criminals and the subsequent construction of a police depot in that community was in the best interest of the business community.
“We would like to commend the Liberia National Police for transforming Turtle Base, previously a no-go area. The place was one of the dangerous areas of the Red Light, but today as I speak to you, that place has been transformed into a depot and a worship center. So we want to take this time to laud the police administration for such farsightedness,” Jalloh said.
He promised his organization’s fullest commitment to working with the Liberia National Police and called on Liberians to see the LNP as partners in the Liberian society.
Receiving the items, Deputy Inspector of Police for Administration, Sadatu Reeves, lauded the Paynesville Business Association for identifying with the Liberia National Police.
She described the donation as significant and said it will be used for the intended purpose. She said the LNP will continue to provide professional services to the people of Liberia, including the business community, and urged them to remain committed to the enhancement of the rule of law.
Deputy Inspector Reeves encouraged the business community to remain law abiding while going about their business and assured that the LNP will remain focused in the discharge of its statutory mandate for peace in the country.
She also used the occasion to urge journalists to be fair and objective in their reportage, “because the role of the media is very crucial in the country’s development.”