The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has donated an 18-seater Toyota Hiace mini bus to the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) in order to help improve the work of the bureau as they render services to the Liberian people.
The cost of the vehicle is put at over $30,000 United States dollars.
The handover ceremony took place recently at the UNDP office in Monrovia.
During the ceremony, the Deputy Country Director for Programmes at UNDP, Mr. Cleophas Torori, stressed that the donation forms part of continued efforts by UNDP to strengthen its partnership with the Bureau and promote security sector reforms in Liberia.
He acknowledged the essential role being played by the BIN in securing Liberia’s borders, and reiterated UNDP’s commitment through its Justice and Security Sector Program to continue to improve the work of the Bureau by providing logistical an
According to Mr. Torori, the vehicle was purchased through the UNDP Peace-Building Fund Quick Impact Project.
The Deputy Commissioner for Operations at the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization Commissioner, Robert Budy, upon receiving the 18-seater bus, extolled the support of UNDP to the BIN.
“The donation,” Commissioner Budy said, “has come at a time my entity continues to seek logistical support from government partners in order to enhance its field activities.”
He pledged that the vehicle would be maintained and used properly in fulfillment of the Bureau’s mandate to serve the Liberian people.
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