Policing in remote areas is a major challenge for the Sierra Leone Police.
In other to enhance its operational capabilities in policing remote communities, the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone through his Embassy has donated ten 10 motorbikes to the Sierra Leone Police SLP.
The Hon Vice President Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, receiving the motorbikes informed that since the President Bio’s led New Direction came to governance, one of their priorities was to support the operational capabilities of the security sectors including the Police.
The motorbikes, he went on to say, will add to the mobility assets of the SLP.
“These motorbikes would be used to reach remote areas that are not motor-able, provide hope to the people and facilitate efficient and effective policing” he said.
He therefore admonished the police to use the motorbikes for their intended purpose.
In his contribution, the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Hu Zhangliang stated that the motorbikes were donated to support the work of the SLP, so as to help fulfill its mission in law enforcement; which he considered necessary to the development of society.
China and Sierra Leone, Ambassador Hu Zhangliang said, enjoy a cordial relationship for over 51 years.
“We are convinced that under the strong leadership of both President Xi and President Bio, China and Sierra Leone’s bilateral tie has reached an important consensus”, he said.
The Embassy and the Chinese government, he assured will continue to deepen the cooperation with Sierra Leonean brothers and sisters for more benefits.
The Inspector General of Police IGP Ambrose Michael Sovula assured that the motorbikes would be used for their intended purpose.