Resolve to "move ahead" in Liberia

The thirty-third class of police officers of the Liberian National Police (LNP) participate in a graduation ceremony. UN File Photo/Christopher Herwig

Liberia is committed to moving ahead by assuming responsibility for security in the West African nation; that's according to the UN's most senior envoy in the country.

Liberia is recovering from the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease as well as the longer term effects of a bloody civil war.

In June next year, the United Nations will hand over all of its security obligations to the government.

Farid Zarif was appointed head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in August.

He's spent his first months in office travelling the country meeting everyone from the president to local people.

Olive Thomas caught up with him in Monrovia and asked him for his thoughts on how the authorities were faring with the forthcoming transition.

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