- 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.



latest headlines
Coca-Cola Africa Recommits To WASH Promotion
Coca-Cola Bolstering Africa’s Resilience and Replenish Africa Initiative Programs say more than six million Africans are expected to be reached ...more
Children Forum Craves Justice In Bong
More than 150 children from the 13 administrative districts of Bong County under the umbrella of the Liberian Children Forum have gathered in Gba ...more
PUL To Hold Conflict Sensitive Journalism, Social Media Activists Training
The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has announced that it will hold a two-day Conflict Sensitive Journalism and Social Media Activists Training from ...more
UN Begins Women Confab In Bong
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Liberia is currently conducting four-day Peace Hut Women Strategic Plan ...more
CU Prexy Brown Is 170th Independence Day National Orator
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Dr. Herman Beseah Browne, President of the Cuttington University is the 170th Independence Ann ...more
Justice Youh, 3 Female Judges Attend All-Women Regional Confab In Abuja
An all-female Liberian delegation, comprising an associate justice and three judges, recently attended the International Association of Women Jud ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency