- Search Results
 
 
“We Are Approaching The Ebola Issue As A War,” BIN Boss Declares
Date Uploaded: Aug 03, 2014

Immigration Commissioner and Deputy Attorney General, Lemuel Reeves

 

 

 

 

“We Are Approaching The Ebola Issue As A War,” BIN Boss Declares

By Prince Nagbe

BO-WATERSIDE, August 3 (LINA) – Immigration Commissioner and Deputy Attorney General, Lemuel Reeves, has said the Government of Liberia is approaching the issue of Ebola “as a war.”

He made the declaration at the Bo Waterside border post when he led a team from the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) on an inspection tour of the border in keeping with the mandate of the National Task Force on Ebola chaired by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

According to Commissioner Reeves, the inspection is intended to assess the needs of his men in order to provide the support required to enable them effectively perform their duties.

Reeves said his team will visit all border points that are open as well as those that were closed by the President to ensure that they are not illegally used.

He disclosed that the Immigration Bureau has designed a strategy aimed at protecting counties that have not been affected by the deadly virus.

“Our men are working alongside health care workers to ensure that people entering and leaving the country through Bo Waterside and other border points are properly screened,” the BIN official asserted.

Commissioner Reeves, who provided some protective gears such as gloves and face masks to Immigration officers and joint security teams at Klay in Bomi County and Bo Waterside in Grand Cape Mount County, said the gesture was the BIN’s way of assisting in the fight against Ebola, while awaiting the Government to step in with adequate logistics support.

He said the BIN needs vehicles and motorbikes to enable its men assigned at the various border points to carry out routine patrols to avoid people sneaking in and out of the country, adding, “our borders are long and porous”.

Commissioner Reeves also named thermometers as well as high quality protective gears as among the needs of BIN security officers and the joint security teams at every border to effectively fight the dreaded virus.

He thanked the BIN and joint security teams at the borders and urged them to be committed to their jobs and the nation in these times of crisis.

LINA PSN/TSS/PTK    

 

latest headlines
LRA, FIRS Of Nigeria Sign MoU
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria have (FIRS) signed a Memorandum of Co-operation that will s ...more
Judge Kaba Stresses Truth In Media Reportage
The Resident Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, Yusuf D. Kaba has admonished members of the Association of Judicial Reporters (AJUR) to d ...more
UN SG Comments On Sexual Exploitation, Abuse
As part of efforts to institute special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, UN Secretary General (UNSG), Antonio Guterres ...more
Jury Declares Samukai Not Guilty
The 12-member Trial Jury at Criminal Court “A” has pronounced a not-guilty verdict in favor of Michael Samukai, son of Defense Minister Brown ...more
Liberia Law Society Ends Seminar In Bong
The Liberia Law Society (LLS) has held a seminar on the establishment and functions of the ECOWAS Court, the African Court and the International ...more
First Prosecution Witness Links Defendants Sable Mining Crime
The prosecution first witness in the ongoing Sable Mining case at Criminal Court “C” has linked all of the defendants to the commission of th ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency