The Liberia National Police (LNP) have taken its non-violence campaign to three counties including Grand Bassa, Rivercess and Margibi.
The “No To Non-violence Outreach Campaign” is aimed at creating awareness among youth across the country to do away with violence in their communities. The campaign was recently launched in Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, and Gbarpolu Counties.
Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman, headed the team to Grand Bassa, the Deputy Inspector General for Administration Sadatu L.M. Reeves led the team to Rivercess, while the Deputy Inspector General for Operations Abraham Kromah headed the team to Margibi County.
In Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Inspector General Coleman, urged Liberians especially young people to do away with violence and other vices that have the propensity to undermine Liberia’s peace.
Col. Coleman also used the non-violence campaign to admonished Liberians at the age of 18 and above to proceed to the nearest voter registration centers to register.
“You can only make the change you want to make during the October election when you register and vote”, the Police Inspector General lamented”.
In Kakata and surrounding towns, Margibi County, Deputy Police Inspector General for Operations, Abraham Kromah, was busy spreading similar peace and non-violence messages among citizens including young people.
Col. Kromah urged the young people not to destroy their future by engaging in violent acts. He called on the youth not to allow themselves to destroy the country. Adding, “You have a very good future and so do not allow anybody to use you to spoil it only for their selfish motive”.
He noted that 2017 is a crucial year for Liberia as the country is preparing to go to elections in October.
“Do not make the mistakes you made in the past by allowing selfish people to use you to cause violence in this country”,Kromah told youth in Margibi County.
He lauded the police community forum in Margibi for helping the police to fight crimes in the county.
Speaking earlier at the program, Kakata Acting City Mayor Eddie Murphy commended authorities of the Liberia National Police for targeting the young people in its peace and non-violence campaign.
Mayor Murphy said the initiative is welcoming and urged that it be extended to all parts of Liberia.