Liberia Immigration Services (LIS) Trains Over 600 Immigration Officers In Bong
The Liberia Immigration Services (LIS) has ended a specialized in-service training of 663 Immigration officers from across the Country.
The Liberia Immigration Service (LIS), formerly the Bureau of Immigration & Naturalization (BIN) is charged with the primary responsibility to implement and enforce the Alien and Nationality Law of Liberia.
Beside the Alien and Nationality Law, it is also governed by the Constitution of Liberia, the ECOWAS Protocols on Free Movements of persons, goods and services within the sub-region, international conventions and laws, among other instruments.
The Bureau has the statutory mandate to safeguard and protect the borders and boundaries (air, land and sea) of Liberia against the illegal entry of aliens into the country. The Bureau also screens and examines travel documents; admits aliens at sea, air and land borders (ports of entry); grants aliens resident status and provides border management and control.
During the Training conclusion, Trainees were turn-over while others were ranked based on performances.
LIS Commandant Patrick B. Larmouth thanked the officers for their tireless effort applied over the years ensuring the LIS remains active.
Larmouth is also encouraging LIS Officers to rightly put into action skills gained through the training so that Liberia can once again be placed on the map for protecting its citizenry.
Patrick noted that Immigration officers play a key role in the security of the Liberian people, particularly at borders points.
Receiving the officers, the Director of the training at the Regional Justice and Security Hub George C.M Soumie congratulated the officers for devoting their time to gaining additional knowledge in their area of profession.
Mr. Soumie also recommended to the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Justice to provide for them as instructors a special uniform that will be able to separate them from the trainees.
Director Soumie said the training was divided into three batches to enable them as trainers pay more attention to the officers.
The training which was held at the Regional Justice and security hub was sponsored by (UNDP).