By Jimmey C. Fahngon
Residents of Brewerville City outside Monrovia were on Wednesday seen in a joyous mood when President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf dedicated a first ever police depot in their city.
Speaking during the dedication, the Commander of the Depot Blama Yancy said the depot was constructed through the full support of the residents.
He said the residents contributed financially to the project while the land was provided by the City Mayor of Brewerville.
Yancy said over the years, the police was squatting in the Brewerville City building.
However, when he took over, he decided to solicit support to construct a building that will host the police rather than perpetually squatting with the Brewerville City Corporation.
“This building that you see here today is as a result of the police working with the community…the citizens took this project as their own and contributed toward it immensely; we are grateful to them,” he added.
For his part, Police Inspector General lauded the community for working with the police to build the depot.
He assured that the police will continue to work with the community to protect lives and properties across the country.
In brief remarks, President Johnson-Sirleaf applauded the citizens for collaborating with the police to build the depot.
The president said unlike in the past, the citizens and police now have good working relationship, adding “before the citizens used to run away from the police, but now, they are running to the police for protection…this is what we want to see…”