Cross Border Security Meeting An Eye Opener – Maryland County Supt.


Harper, Maryland County – Maryland County Superintendent has described the just ended two- day cross border security meeting as an eye opener for the collaboration in the security sectors of Liberia and neighboring Ivory Coast.

Report by George K. Momo – 0880303757/[email protected]

Superintendent Betsy Kouh Toe in an interview with FrontPageAfrica in Harper said, the meeting has enabled both countries to design a work plan in dealing with security issues along the border lines.

The Cross Border Security meeting organized by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) brought together Chiefs, elders, commissioners, the joint security, protection committee members and Superintendents from River Gee and Maryland counties along with their Ivorian counterparts. 

The two-day meeting was intended to strengthen resilience protection and conflict prevention capacity in the border regions of Ivory Coast and Liberia.

The meeting was held under the theme “Together we can build a peaceful cross border community”.

Superintendent Toe however said since DRC is closing her program on security the county will do all to place the security committee set up in the county developmental agenda.

Danish Refugee Council is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) working with community members in both countries in the areas of security and capacity building.    

Meanwhile, River Gee County Superintendent Philip Jah in an interview said the meeting on security organized by DRC is of the strong conviction that problems with security along the two countries borders will be settled.

Superintendent Jah maintained that despite that fact the DRC is closing her program on security but the level of corporation with their Ivorian counterparts is quite enough to maintain the issue of security along the border lines.

For her part the President for women in cross border trade Musu Johnson is calling on the governments of the two countries to see reason in opening a humanitarian corridor to enable them carry on business transactions the only means through which they are surviving.