Vice President Boakai Assures Security For All

Wednesday, 16th July 2008
Monrovia, Liberia - The Vice President of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai has assured that the Unity Party-led government would do everything to provide security for  foreign investors and Liberians to allow them restructure their lives.

He said government was cautiously handling the volatile security situation, and called on the UN Mission and other international partners to assist security agencies with the needed logistics to grapple with the security situation.

Vice President Boakai gave the assurance Wednesday, when the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for the Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Mr. Dmitry Titov, accompanied by Deputy UN Special Representative for the Rule of Law, Madam Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu, paid a courtesy call on him at his Capitol Building office.

He recalled the years of civil conflict, and the role the UN Mission played in bringing it to an end. He thanked the UN Mission for the peace now prevailing in the country, and for the good working relations the mission has maintained with the government since its inception in 2006.

 In remarks, the Assistant UN Secretary General commended the Unity Party-led government for the good leadership it has demonstrated since its inception in 2006.

Mr. Titov assured the United Nationís willingness to empower Liberians to take charge of their security, and assured that the Mission will remain in the country until the Liberian Government completes the restructuring of its security.

 The UN Assistant Secretary General also said the United Nations Mission will work with the public works and internal affairs ministries to provide employment opportunities for ex-combatants.