Liberia: Renovation Works Begin At Camp Todee

Authorities of the Ministry of National Defense say they have received US$2.4 million for renovation works at the Camp Todee Military Barracks outside Monrovia. Defense Minister, Brownie Samukai said the resuscitation of the once prestigious Todee Military Academy remains one of the priority rankings of the current administration at the Ministry of National Defense.

The Ministry said it has succeeded in acquiring government's financial support in the tone of US$2.4million for renovation works at Camp Todee. According to the ministry, the initial One Million United States dollars ($1,000,000 USD) has been secured. The renovation works at Camp Todee has since kicked off with the clearing of the vegetation that has secondarily forested the once glowing military facilities.

A release from the Ministry of Defense says following the deforestation of the area, another foundational step in the reviving of Camp Todee was the renovation of all the critical bridges (seven in all) for easy vehicular movement to and from the camp. A segment of the Engineering Company of the AFL implemented this renovation initiative intensively.

With the accelerated collaborations from all sectors of the Liberian Government, the ministry averred says it now feels not only grateful but also challenged to transform the moribund story of Camp Todee to one beaming with restorative hope for the overall benefit of the AFL-a force for good.

Todee has been a major economic center for the production of oil palm, rubber and charcoal. The Todee belt has also been known for the promotion of education. The district hosts the famous Presbyterian Todee Mission School, Killingworth Mission School, among others.

As a result of the intervention by the Armed Forces of Liberia Engineering Company, flows of traffic (vehicles, motorcycles) have impressively increased and the prior associated risks of vehicular movement have greatly reduced.

Additionally, there is sharp increase in the exchange of goods and services within the Todee District, thereby, contributing to improving the economic condition of the people of Todee.

The engineering company of the new Armed Forces of Liberia has completed the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the critical bridges on the main road leading to Todee District, Montserrado County. The mission of the engineering company is to provide counter mobility, survivability, perform general engineer task (Building construction) and fight as an infantry unit when required.

Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of Liberia has announced that Phase One of the recruitment exercise for entry into the New Armed Forces of Liberia is slated to kick off on Thursday April 4, 2013 at the Zwedru Sports Stadium, Zwedru in Grand Gedeh County.

"The recruitment process is in three phases and our recruiters will be at the following locations: Phase I will be in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, Phase III will be in Gbarnga, Bong County and Phase III will be in Monrovia, Montserrado County," said Lt. Dessaline Felix Allison, Chief of Public Affairs, Armed Forces of Liberia.

He said phase one will involve all applicants from the South Eastern Region. This includes Grand Gedeh County, Maryland County, River Gee County, Sinoe County, Grand Kru and parts of Nimba County. "All interested applicants are to meet with our recruiters at the Zwedru Stadium and the time runs from April 4-9 beginning at 7:30a.m. Daily," Allison said.

Phase two according to him will be held in Gbarnga, Bong County and will commence on April 15 through the 19 of April 2013 at 7:30a.m daily. This phase will cover applicants coming from Bong County, Lofa County, Margibi County, Grand Bassa County, and parts of Nimba County. The venue is the Camp Tubman Military Barracks in Gbarnga, Bong County the release said.

He said phase three is expected to begin on April 22 through the 26 of April at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) in Monrovia at 7:30am daily. This phase will bring together applicants coming from Montserrado County, Bomi County, Rivercess County, Gbarpolu and Cape Mount County.

According to the Ministry of Defense policy on recruitment, all Interested applicants must be Liberian citizens between the ages of 18-35, be at least a high school graduate, be medically fit, be physically fit, bring two recent passport size photos, high school credentials and any other supporting document, bring any ID Card, driver's license, voter ID Card, passport and school ID card.

The new Armed Forces of Liberia provides professional and specialized training in several career fields including Military Police, Logistics and Supply, Unit Supply Specialist Combat Medics, Human Resource Specialist, Public Affairs Specialist, Combat Engineer Specialist, Drivers Training, Chaplaincy Training, Para-Legal Special in finance Specialist, Core Instructor Course, Military Intelligence, Transportation Specialist, Light & Heavy Duty Mechanics, Radio & Wire Communication, Petroleum Supply, among others.

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Posted on : 30 Nov,-0001

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