President Sirleaf Commissions IGP, Deputy for Operations.

Tuesday, 4th October 2016
President Sirleaf congratulates Inspector General Coleman.
President Sirleaf congratulates Inspector General Coleman.
Photo Credit: Mr. Ousman Diallo - EXECUTIVE MANSION

Monrovia, Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 officially commissioned the Inspector General of Police, Gregory O.W. Coleman and Deputy for Operations, Abraham S. Kromah at a colorful ceremony in the Cabinet Room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf used the occasion to challenge the newly commissioned officials to assume their roles with high level of responsibility and integrity because according to her all eyes will be on them adding, “At this time, Liberia needs its best trained security officers that will be of good example”. 
 
She called on them to be strong and loyal, honest and respectful but are obliged to work with the community to build the confidence of the police which was started sometimes ago. She called on them to carry out their functions as required by law and by the act establishing the Liberia National Police.

The Liberian leader encouraged the two commissioned officials to regularly update the legislature on security issues especially the Committee on Defense and Security for improved relations. She thanked the Senate Committee for the confirmation of the two officials.
 
In response, Inspector General Gregory Coleman thanked the President for his preferment and promised to exemplify the worthy examples of a police officer. He furthered whenever he was confronted with question about his young age, he reflected on the tender ages of leaders in the Bible who God called to be Kings over his chosen people at various times and how well they performed noting “the age of Methuselah has nothing to do with wisdom of Solomon. He said the scripture proclaims: “Who God calls, He equips” and therefore noted that it is his deep conviction that his appointment as Inspector General of Police at this time by President Sirleaf is a calling by God to serve my country and people, he added.

He assured President Sirleaf that men and women in the Liberia National Police will improve the level of credibility and professionalism that all Liberians and foreign residents alike would be proud of.

Also making remark was Abraham S. Kromah, Deputy Inspector for Operations. He commended President Sirleaf for once more reposing confidence in him to serve his country and promised to be a perfect “civil servant” and a loyal deputy to his boss.

The ceremony was attended by senior government officials including Senator Steve Zargo of Lofa County, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defense and Security, Senator Francis Paye of River Cess, Elias Shoniyin, Acting Minister of Foreign Affair, family members and well-wishers of the commissioned officials.