The Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL) has turned over US$21,000 worth of surveillance equipment, including an assortment of vital security gadgets and several pieces of closed-circuit television (CCTV) to the Bureau of Passport and Visas at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.
In November of last year, SEGAL chief executive officer (CEO) and general manager, Momo T. Cyrus and his technical partner, Lionel Keller, II, donated similar equipment to the ministry and offered to install them ‘free-of-charge.’
At the turning over ceremony on Tuesday, Mr. Cyrus said that his SEGAL team was making the donation in fulfillment of the promise they made on behalf of the entity to the ministry.
“This contribution is significant because it is intended to monitor the activities of the ministry, and to also provide security protection to the country, especially the passport division,” Cyrus said.
Mr. Cyrus wants the private security sector to become the brand ambassadors to the sector and contribute to a vibrant security sector by collaborating with the government.
“I want the government to look at the private security sector as a great team for cooperation to strengthen the country’s security sector,” Mr. Cyrus said.
He therefore called on the ministry to work closely with the SEGAL technicians to maintain the setup for one year and report any problems to SEGAL management.
The Passport director, Ms. Marian F. Sandi, said the two 16-channel televisions SEGAL has donated were sufficient to record the day-to-day happenings within the bureau.
She expressed gratitude to SEGAL management, and also promised to maintain the equipment to meet the purpose for which it was donated.