On behalf of Men and Women of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. William Fayia Sellu on Tuesday January 24, 2023, in his office at Police Headquarters, George Street in Freetown, received some quantity of items which comprised of blankets, flashy aprons, facemasks and sanitizers from CARITAS –FREETOWN.
During the presentation of the items, Rev. Fr. Peter Konteh, the Director of Caritas Freetown expressed grave satisfaction on the work of the SLP which he said was the key reason that prompted his organisation to make such donations. He also expressed sad feelings on how negative people always perceive the Police. He said many a time people do not care to ask about the welfare or well-being of our Police Officers.
“We thought the SLP is an important Institution that deserves our support in reciprocation to the service they render to ensure that we sleep soundly at night in a secured environment. We thought these items could help our Police Officers working in difficult environments or communities. This is just a symbolic gesture to show that we are concerned about what the SLP is doing and to ensure that we motivate you to always work assiduously in order to ensure that our environments and communities are always secured”. These were the exact words of Rev. FR. Konteh before he officially handed the donated items to the IGP.
While conveying his appreciation for the donated items, Mr. Sellu said that throughout his years of service in the SLP, he had hardly seen circumstances where people would appreciate the Police for what they do. He further said that welfare issues in the SLP are key and are a major challenge. ”For you to think about our officers who are deployed under very difficult circumstances is laudable. We want you to always count on us for the better”, IGP Sellu concluded.