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Liberia National Police Honors Two Outgoing Foreign Executives

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Monrovia – The Liberia National Police has given special recognition to his excellency Yacoub El Hillo, Out-going Assistant Secretary-General/UN Resident Coordinator in Liberia and Mr. Ulf M. Strahl, Project Manager of the Swedish Police Authority Bilateral Support Project for their dedicated services to supporting its works and other security agencies in Liberia.

Hon. Sudue recounted the numerous contributions made by H.E. El Hillo to the security sector of Liberia during the era of the United Nations Mission in Liberia and after the UN drawdown.

He said H.E. El Hillo was one of the personalities who worked with the LNP to amicably resolve most of the protests in recent times and promised the continuous relationship between the LNP and his office.

The Police Inspector General extended gratitude to the Swedish Police Authority Bilateral Support Project Manager, Mr. Strahl and acknowledged the assistance of the Swedish government towards capacity building for the forensic section of the Liberia National Police that was organized by the Swedish Police Authority (SPA). 

He said the SPA has also constructed Comfort facilities for Police Zones 6, 8 and 10 which are intended to accommodate victims of sexual gender-based violence.

He made the remarks during a program marking the farewell ceremony of two counterparts at the Headquarters of the LNP in Monrovia on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Also gracing the occasion, the Commanding General of the Armed Forces of Liberia, General Prince C. Johnson praised the outgoing Assistant Secretary-General/UN Resident Coordinator; H.E. Yacoub El Hillo for his dedicated services rendered the security Sector during and after the UNMIL drawdown.

General Johnson also praised the UN through its outgoing envoy for the numerous supports to the AFL during his tenure. He recalled the construction of several duty stations across the country.

In his response to the LNP honor, H.E. Yacoub El Hillo said he feels very privileged to have served the UN Mission in Liberia for the second time, especially leaving the country in a peaceful condition.

He further added that Liberia has graduated from being a recipient of Peacekeeping support to a donor of Peacekeeping support.

He recounted a recent time when the political atmosphere was very charged, adding that the situation was amicably handled without any blood share. He prayed that the people of Liberians will no more taste any form of war promising to come back to Liberia one day as a tourist.

For his part, Mr. Strahl thanked IGP Sudue for the cordial working relationship he enjoyed over the years while assigned at the LNP.

As a sign of his deep appreciation, he presented a gift to the Police chief as a reminder of the “love and contributions” of the Swedish Police to the Liberia National Police. In further remarks, other heads of Joint Security institutions praised the out-going UN boss and promised to work harder in protecting the peace and security of the state.

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