Liberia is expected to deploy, in mid-September 2017, its first correction peacekeepers to war ravaged South Sudan. The five-member Liberian peacekeepers will work with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
This comes after a competitive vetting process by the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO) in collaboration with the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation (BCR) of the Ministry of Justice,
Those selected are Samuel W. Godoe and Rachel Dewah Nathan, Chief and Deputy Trainer respectively of BCR; Marca J. Marvey, Superintendent-Monrovia Central Prison; Bendu Sue Kollie, Superintendent-Gbarnga Central Prison, and Tom B. Karmala, Deputy Superintendent-Bopolu Central Prison.
Details of the eighteen-months rotational deployment is being worked out through the Liberian Mission to the United Nations in New York.
Meanwhile, the management of the BCR has expressed pride over the development, noting that this puts Liberia a step further in contributing to international peace and stability.