Monrovia: Liberia’s quest to deliver big on improving the wellbeing of refugees and stranded Liberian migrants spread across the globe is gaining steam- thanks to the Liberia Refugees Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC’s) cordial work relationship with international partners which has reached new heights under the leadership of Festus R. B Logan.
The commission a fortnight ago, received from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) six (6) vehicles including two (2) PRADO Jeeps, two Land Cruiser Jeeps as well as two (2) double cabin Land Cruiser Pick-ups.
In his remarks during the formal turn over ceremony, UNHCR’s Senior Program Officer Algassimou Bah said the vehicles are expected to boost the capacity of the Commission.
He mentioned “you are doing a great job here and we are happy. Your team negotiated land issues for refugees in Bahn, Nimba County and today construction is ongoing in the said area. I witness the issuance of certificates to former Sierra Leonean refugees by President George M. Weah and it was the first time I have seen that in my life”.
Receiving the keys, LRRRC Board Chairman Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf thanked the UNHCR for the gesture which according to him will greatly assist the workings of the commission.
He then heaped praises on the leadership at the commission under the watch of Festus R.B Logan and expressed his commitment to ensuring that it (leadership) succeeds.
For his part Executive Director, Festus R. B. Logan thanked UNHCR for making the vehicles available and promised that it will be used for the intended purpose which is to boost the capacity of the commission to meet key deadlines and deliver on the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).