SEGAL Seeks Gov’t Partnership

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The Security Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL) has embarked on a week-long retreat for its staffs with a call to the national government for stronger partnership in addressing the security needs of Liberia.

SEGAL is a Liberian-owned private security firm with 13 years of professional experience in security services and a proud recipient of several local and international accolades for its high rating performances.

The ongoing retreat, which started on Monday, March 29, 2021, at a local resort in Paynesville, outside Monrovia brought together top management and regional representatives from 13th of Liberia’s 15 counties and is held on under theme: “Building A Team of Teams: Strengthening Departments and Reducing Silos.”

Speaking during the opening of the retreat, SEGAL General Manager, Momo T. Cyrus said the forum is being organized for members, especially top management and regional representatives to brainstorm and recalibrate as the covid-19 has had some negative impact on the institution.

SEGAL General manager, Mr. Cyrus

For a company like SEGAL, we think there is a need to discuss the impact on our business. This is intended for us to re-look and recalibrate our effort in order to improve service delivery,” he stated.

According to him, the retreat is mainly intended for senior management, supervisors and commanders in the various counties. “This has been part of the DNA of SEGAL. This is for us to relieve our stress as an organization and rethink the best possible way forward. This is for us to reawaken our spirit and remind people about the mission and vision of our organization.

“For instance, like any other organizations, we equally got affected by the covid-19, owing to the fact that our revenue flow has been affected as several institutions for which we were providing quality security service for its clients and citizens,” he furthered.

Mr. Cyrus said there is a need for a stronger partnership between state and security providers in addressing the security challenges of Liberia.

“We need coordination between state security and the private security providers in order to maintain the peace and security of our country,” said Mr. Cyrus.

Cross section of participants seated at the training hall in paynesville

“Government must look at private security organizations that help in employment in terms of providing training opportunities and subsidies. There are lots of training opportunities out there; both local and international and I think that the government needs to look in those directions because we are the first line of protection,” the SEGAL boss pointed out.

We are all aware that we have serious security challenge and so the national and private security apparatus must work together to see how best we can overcome or solve these challenges,” he said.

However, in the face of sharp fallback, the SEGAL boss vowed to continue to provide quality security service for its clients and the citizens of Liberia. We have over 3,000 manpower and our vision is to further extend our services internationally, perhaps starting within the Mano River Union basin, This is what we anticipate; this is what we envisage,” Mr. Cyrus added.   

Meanwhile, the training will be climaxed today, March 31, 2021, with a certification of its officers.

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