SLP CAPACITATED WITH BRAND NEW MOTORBIKES
The Sierra Leone Police has in its administrative structure a Directorate responsible to liaise between various communities and the Police through the Local Needs Policing concept. This concept talks about a type of policing that meets the needs and expectations of the local community; but those needs and expectations must be legal and reflect national standards.
Over the years, the Directorate of Gender and Community Affairs had been constrained with mobility to reach some non-motorable or hard-to-reach communities. In trying to cushion this challenge, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through its Cluster Lead Governance department headed by Madam Kadi Jumu Peters has on Thursday 27th January, 2022 handed over three brand new recent model XL motorbikes to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) – Dr. Ambrose Michael Sovula – to boost the Directorate in coordinating security activities within non-motorable or hard-to-reach communities.
In her statement during the brief handing over ceremony at Police Headquarters, George Street, Freetown, Madam Peters noted that the SLP is one of the most vital institutions in the country; due to that, UNDP has always been giving assistant to it and will continue to do so in areas such as Training, Peace Building, rule of law, etc.
Receiving the three motorbikes, the IGP appreciated UNDP as he noted that the motorbikes came at the time they mostly needed. He reiterated on the fact that the Directorate had always been challenged to reach certain communities; but with the aid of the motorbikes, the Directorate will be capacitated to deliver quality service to the people of Sierra Leone.