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2009 End-Use Monitoring Report: Africa


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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
September 1, 2010

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ABUJA

Background

EUM Program Coordinator

Michael Makalou; makaloum@state.gov

Inventory System

INL Abuja maintains Excel spreadsheets to record and track the distribution of all resources. In addition, INL personnel routinely attach barcodes to all property.

Staff Member Responsibilities

The Project Assistant travels to project sites; inspects use/safety of property; and conducts End Use Monitoring.

Counterpart Agencies

Nigeria Police Force (NPF)
Special Fraud Unit (SFU Lagos)
Nigeria Police Force-INTERPOL
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
National Agency against Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)

Receipt

Handwritten receipts are used to document the provision of the items. Information contained in the receipts states that INL will be conducting End Use Monitoring unannounced inspections to check the use of the equipment.

Monitoring Procedures

On-site Inspections

There were thirteen on-site inspections performed in three cities as follows:

05/02/2009 - Lagos
06/26/2009 - Lagos
10/26/2010 - Lagos
11/20/2009 - Lagos
01/21/2010 - Lagos
11/17/2009 - Kano
01/13/2009 - Kano
02/09/2009 - Abuja
03/28/2009 - Abuja
06/30/2009 - Abuja
09/10/2009 - Abuja
12/21/2009 - Abuja
01/11/2010 - Abuja

The total number of items subject to inspection is 727. The percentage of items personally inspected was 80%.

Secondary Methods of Monitoring Resource Status

Abuju used discussions to monitor the scanner at Port Harcourt Airport due to travel restrictions to the Port Harcourt Region.

Status-Commodities

Vehicles

Four Toyota Hilux, and two Toyota Hiace Buses were donated to NDLEA in 2001. One Toyota Hilux and one Toyota van were donated to INTERPOL in 2001; one Toyota Hilux and one Toyota van were donated in 2001 to Special Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Police Force. The vehicles are located at the NDLEA office in Lagos. The vehicles are used for operations and for transporting arrested suspects to the NDLEA holding cells. All vehicles are operational and in good condition. Post’s inventory is as follows:

INTERPOL
Toyota Hilux 2
Toyota condor Van 2

Nigerian National Drug Law Enforcement Agency
Toyota Hilux 4
Toyota Hiace Minibus 2


Communications Equipment

Forty VHF radios were donated to NDLEA in 2001; 14 were donated in 2007. The radios are located at the NDLEA office in Lagos and the NDLEA office at Kano International Airport. They are used for communications between NDLEA had office and the Airport command. Fourteen of the radios are in good condition; forty are in poor condition.

Computer Equipment

INL Abuja donated twenty-seven computers and thirty-seven UPS in 2003 to the NDLEA Academy in Jos. Of these, twenty-five computers and thirty UPS remain functional. INL Abuja donated two computers in 2003, five UPS in 2001 and one UPS in 2008 to the NDLEA office at the Lagos International Airport. INL Abuja donated on UPS in 2002 and one UPS in 2008 to the NDLEA office at Abuja International Airport, one UPS in 2002 to Kano international Airport, one UPS in 2008 to Kano International Airport, and one UPS in 2008 to Port Harcourt International Airport. In 2001, office equipment donated to INTERPOL included two computers, two printers, four file cabinets, one facsimile machine, two UPS and in 2008, three computers, two printers, one safe, one in focus projector, one digital camera and two laptop computers. INL Abuja donated one fingerprint machine to INTERPOL in 2001. In 2001, office equipment donated to Special Fraud Unit, but no longer in use, included two UPS, two computer, two printers, one facsimile machine. INL Abuja donated one tracker software, one computer, one flat bed scanner and one printer in 2002 to the Special Fraud Unit (SFU).

INL Abuja donated seven printers, one personal computer, sixteen servers and twenty-six work stations in 2003 to the NDLEA Academy in Jos, Plateau State.

INL Abuja donated two laptops, three computers, three printers one projector one plastic card printer and one digital camera in 2004 to EFCC.

INL Abuja donated four computers one projector one photocopy machine, one television ion scanner four UPA one digital camera and three laptops in 2004 to NAPTIP.

Miscellaneous Equipment

INL Abuja donated four body scanners to Nigerian National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in 2008. Authorities use body scanners at the airports for detecting drugs. Two of the scanners remain operational, while two require servicing and calibration.

Three X-ray machines were provided to NDLEA in 2003; one is located in Lagos, one in Abuja and one in Kano. Two of the machines remain in excellent condition and one is in poor condition. Office equipment at the Special Fraud Unit and INTERPOL is in poor condition; however current-year donations remain in good condition. NAPTIP and EFCC office equipment remains in good condition. NDLEA personnel use donated x-ray machines and itemizers to detect drugs on airline passengers. They use donated office equipment to facilitate clerical tasks.

INL Abuja donated two itemizers in 2001 to NDLEA Lagos; two itemizers in 2002 to NDLEA Abuja International Airport and Kano International Airport, and four itemizers in 2008 to NDLEA offices at Port Harcourt, International Airport, Kano International Airport, Lagos International Airport, and Abuja International Airport.

In 2003, INL donated 20 bookcases, 9 printer tables, 8 round reading tables, 36 wood chairs, 20 wood partitions, 30 office chairs to NDLEA Jos Academy. In 2001, one generator 77 kva was donated to INTERPOL; in 2001, one generator 100KVA was donated to Special Fraud Unit.

Status-Services

Construction Projects

The Borehole construction at NDLEA Academy is100 percent (100%) completed.

Program Impact 

Communications Equipment

The provision of radios at NDLEA airport staff has improved communications among ground staff within the airport.

Constructions Projects

The provision of boreholes at the NDLEA Academy in Jos has improved the status of the NDLEA Academy at Jos, which has serviced periodically as a place of refuse for Jos residents displaced by communal violence.

Surveillance Equipment

The scanners have led to an increased number of arrests at the Lagos and Abuja International Airports. Drug syndicates are increasingly using cargo instead of couriers to transport drugs. Deployment drug kits funded by AFRICOM and itemizers have greatly improved NDLEA operational capacity to test cargo for suspected traces of drugs.

Vehicles

NDLEA operations personnel used the 4x4 Hilux trucks to transfer suspects to courts and cells in Lagos. They used Hiace minibuses for transporting suspects to court or jail and NDLEA personnel for operations or training at the Academy in Lagos.

Laboratory Equipment

The fingerprinting machine donated to INTERPOL is the only working fingerprinting machine available to Nigerian law enforcement that is compatible with INTERPOL in Lyon.

Problems and Corrective Action Plan

Unmonitored Resources

The scanner at the Port Harcourt Airport was not monitored for security concerns. The post did not conduct End Use Monitoring at Port Harcourt International Airport due to the ongoing security issues in the Niger Delta. Discussions were held with the host government partners in that region to determine the status of the equipment donated at that location.

NDLEA has been unable to account for the thirty radios reported missing and donated by INL.

The equipment donated to the Special Fraud Unit and INTERPOL office in Lagos were not monitored prior to 2009 as reported in the 2007 EUM; they have been removed from inventory because they are in poor condition and are irreparable.

Repair and Maintenance of Commodities

Maintenance of itemizers posed a problem in 2009; INL has sent three technicians to the Netherlands to study maintenance operations for the canner to resolve the maintenance problems.

There were numerous vehicle maintenance problems with the NDLEA. The NAS refurbished a vehicle for NDLEA under the supervision of NAS project assistant/chauffeur.

Disposal of Commodities

The INTERPOL and Special Fraud Unit have not disposed of the commodities; however, they are kept as scrap and parts are being used to augment other likely commodities when faulty. Post recommends removal of such commodities from their inventory.

ACCRA

Background

 EUM Program Coordinator

Raymond Stephens, 233-21-851; stephensRW@state.gov

Inventory System

Post relies on the previous year’s EUM report for inventory retrieval.

Staff Member Responsibilities

Raymond Stephens is responsible for End Us Monitoring and conducted on-site inspections. He will leave post in April 2010. The EUM coordinator in 2009 was John Verdoes, who left post in August 2009.

Counterpart Agencies

Narcotics Control Board
Ghana Police Service

Receipt

Upon donations, post received signed statements from GOG agencies acknowledging receipt and proper use of donated items.

Monitoring Procedures

On-site Inspections

There were three on-site inspection performed in 2009 as follows:

01/11/2010 - Accra airport
01/26/2010 - NACOB Headquarters
01/29/2010 - Community Policing Headquarters

The total number of items subject to inspection is 17. The percentage of items personally inspected was 76%.

Secondary Methods of Monitoring Resource Status

The EUM Program Coordinator met with NACOB Director of Administration on January 26, 2010. He was able to account for commodities that were not physically present at NACOB.

The EUM Program coordinator met with the Superintendent of the Community Policing Unit of the Ghana Police Service on January 29, 2010. He was able to account for commodities that were not physically present at the police station.

Twenty-four percent (24%) of commodities were monitored by secondary methods.

Status-Commodities

Vehicles

A KIA van with surveillance equipment was donated to NACOB in 2002. It is located at NACOB headquarters. The van is in poor condition and is no longer functional. The van has engine problems and is unable to repair it.

Four Suzuki motorcycles were donated to NACOB in 2004. They are located at NACOB headquarters. The motorcycles are in poor condition and no longer functional. NACOB is unable to repair them.

Twenty-two (22) bicycles were donated to the Accra Community Policing Unit of the GPS in 2002. In August 2004, an additional 20 bicycles were donated to this unit. In February 2005 an additional 20 bicycles were donated to the Community Policing Unit in Kumasi, which were subsequently transferred to the Accra Community Policing unit. The bicycles are used for patrolling neighborhoods and establishing a relationship with residents in an effort to prevent crime. Thirty-nine of the bicycles were in a warehouse, unused but in fair condition. Five were seen at the police station. According to the Superintendent of the Community Policing Unit, offices were using five bikes and five bikes were transferred back to the Kamani Police Service. Six bikes were in workshop and have reached the end of their useful life. Two bicycles were unaccounted for.

NACOBL
Kia Van 1
Suzuki motorcycle 4


Communications Equipment

A Ghost infinite mobile cellular transmitter was donated to NACOB in 2002. It is located at NACOB headquarters and is in good condition. It is not used because it is incomparable with the Motorola radios.

An Infocus projector was donated to NACOB in 2002. It is located at NACOB headquarters and is in fair condition. The projector is not used.

Six Motorola radios were donated to NACOB in 2004. They are not in use. According to NACOB, they were sent to local telecommunications company to make them comparable with the transmitter.

Two Garmin personal navigators were donated to NACOB in 2004. They are located at NACOB headquarters and are in good condition. The navigators are not used by NACOB because for them to be effective, everyone involved in operation would need to have one.

A laptop computer was donated to NACOB in 2004. The computer is in use by the director.

A Kodak Easyshare digital camera was donated to NACOB in 2004. It is used to gather evidence. According to NACOB, the camera is in use by an officer.

Surveillance Equipment

The trace itemizers were donated to NACOB in 2002. They are located at the Accra International airport (KIA) and are used to detect traces of drugs on departing passengers. One is in fair condition and is currently in use.

A covert gym bag with surveillance equipment was donated to NACOB in 2002. It is located at NACOB headquarters and is in fir condition. The bag is designed to conduct surveillance but is not used. The only person trained on how to use the equipment is administrative leave.

A voice stress analyzer was donated to NACOB in 2003. It is located at NACOB headquarters and is in good condition. The analyzer is intended to gather evidence for use in court but is not used. The only person trained on how to use the equipment is on administrative leave.

Weapons

Four training handguns were donated to NACOB in 2004. They are used for training new officers. They are in use by the officers.

NACOB
Handguns 4

Field Gear

Fifteen tactical vests were donated to NACOB in 2004. They are worn by officers during police actions. The vests are located at NAOB headquarters. They are in good condition but need washing which causes them to fade noticeably.

Ten standard handcuffs were donated to NACOB in 2004. They are used by officers in police actions. According to the NACOB, they are in use by officers at the airport and seaport.

Miscellaneous Equipment

A full body X-ray scanner was donated to NACOB in 2009. It was installed at the Accra International Airport (KIA) in January 2010. It is used for detecting drugs ingested by departing passengers. It is in excellent condition.

Program Impact 

Surveillance Equipment

The surveillance equipment at Accra’s ports led to the confiscation of 6,662 kg of cannabis, 455 kg of cocaine, and 4 kg of heroin in 2009.

Problems and Corrective Action Plan

Repair and Maintenance of Commodities

Maintenance of communications equipment continues to be problem because NACOB lacks resources. The transmitter and radios are not synced and NACOB does not have funds to pay for the necessary repairs. The radios were taken to be repaired and are still in the shop because NACOB cannot pay to get them out.

The itemizers at the airport frequently break and need repair. The GOG does not have the resources to fix the itemizers so the USG has repaired the machine.

The van and motorcycles are no longer operational, and NACOB does not have resources to repair them.

Lack of Use and Misuse

The voice stress analyzer (VSA) and covert gym bag are not in use because NACOB does not have personnel trained to operate the equipment. When DEA conducted interviews at NACOB, the agents bought their own VSA.

The Infocus projector is not in use because NACOB does not make presentations using an overhead projector.

Most of the bicycles are not in use because of the poor road conditions, dense traffic and extreme heat in Accra.

MAPUTO

Background

EUM Program Coordinator

Sarah Horton, +258 21 49 2797 x 3450: hortonsp@state.gov.

Inventory System

Post does not have an automated inventory system to record and track the distribution of resources provided to Mozambican Government agencies and to maintain and retrieve End Use Monitoring Information. The information is kept in a spreadsheet and regularly updated by Ivan Chunguana, Consular Assistant.

Other staff positions at post with End Use Monitoring responsibilities are Eduardo Machombe, Financial Management Assistant and Octavio Macujacua, Account Technician, who monitors the accounts and provides regular updates on the project’s financial status; Momed Dossa, Voucher Examiner, who processes payments of procured goods and services for the project; Silekmangi Nabi, Procurement Specialist Agent, Joaquim Pires, Purchasing Agent, who procures requested goods and services; and Zefanias Ndimande, Shipping Assistant, who is responsible for obtaining Customs clearance for the purchased items and overseeing disposal. None of the staff above is responsible for conducting inventories. All inventories are conducted by Ivan Chunguana or Sarah Horton.

No other US agencies have conducted regular reviews to account for and verify the condition and use of INL-provided resources.

Counterpart Agencies

The Mozambican Ministry of Interior (MINT)

Receipt

An official from the MINT signed a receipt from post’s GSO acknowledging receipt of the delivered items.

On-site Inspections

One on-site inspection was performed in 2009 at one location.

12/15/2009 - Border Control Command Headquarters

Fifteen (15) items were subject to on-site inspection. Two Nisan 4x4 trucks were inspected.

Secondary Methods of Monitoring Resource Status

A diplomatic note was sent to the MINT on November 24, 2009 requesting the status of the eleven vehicles provided in 2008. The vehicles are located far from Maputo where a physical inspection by post is not possible. Eighty-five (85) percent of donated items were inspected by secondary methods in 2009.

Status-Commodities

Vehicles

Thirteen Nissan 4x4 3.2D trucks were donated and delivered on October 31, 2008 to the MINT for use by Border Security Guards in various provinces of Mozambique for transportation and patrolling the border. All vehicles were driven to their respective border posts.

Three vehicles are at border posts in Tete Province; two in Niassa Province, two in Cabo Delgado Province, one in Zambezia Province, one in Gaza Province, and four in Maputo Province.

MINT
Nissan 4x4 trucks 13


The vehicles in Tete province are assigned to Tete (city) and used to patrol the border at Zobue, Mucumbura, Zumbo, Angonia, Cassacatiza, Dedza and Nyamapanda border posts. Two vehicles in Niassa province are assigned to Lichinga and are used to patrol the border at Mandimba, Mecoda, Entre-Lagos and Chamba border posts. Two vehicles in Cabo Delgado province are assigned to Mueda and are used to patrol the border at Mueda, Megona, Mocimboa da Praia and Ngapa.

One vehicle in Zambezia province is assigned to Milange and is used to patrol the borders at Milange, Vila Nova de Fronteira, Merloza, Mambucha and Megaza border posts. One vehicle in Gaza province is assigned to Chokwe and is used to patrol the border at Xicualoacuala and Mansigir Girionde border posts. One vehicle in Maputo province is assigned to Namaacha and is used to patrol Goba and Namaacha border posts. Two vehicles in Maputo (city) are assigned to the Border Guard Headquarters in the city of Maputo and are used to support border posts with Swaziland and South Africa when additional support is required during peak travel times as well as for administered functions.

All vehicles are functioning and in good condition given the condition of roads in Mozambique. MINT reported that the vehicles will require maintenance in 2010.

Program Impact

Border Guards who received training through the INL project detained smugglers of cash and gemstones. INL guards have detained a number of Africans and Europeans illegally digging for and smuggling diamonds into and out of Zimbabwe. The vehicles donated to the Border Guards have allowed them to patrol greater areas of borders with neighboring countries and to respond to reports of suspected smugglers.

Problems and Corrective Action Plan (CAP)

Unmonitored Resources

Funding restraints and staff shortages prevented post form monitoring smaller donated items. Most items donated to the Border Security Program are located in extremely remote locations are far from the capital. Travel to these remote locations is expensive, time-consuming, and presents security concerns.

Repair and maintenance of the vehicles has not been a problem given they are new. However, this will be a significant problem in the future as the border guards lack the finances to repair or maintain these vehicles.


MONROVIA

Background

EUM Program Coordinator

Allison Henry-Plotts, Tel: 231-77 05 4826, Henry-PlottsAD@state.gov

Inventory System

There is no automated inventory system at this time. Records are kept as hard copies and as electronic files on the Embassy computer system.

Staff Member Responsibilities

INL officer Allison Henry-Plotts with assistance from Deputy Program Managers for DynCorp and PAE HSC, the INL contract service providers and the Project manager for Emergency Response Unit program handle EUM responsibilities.

Counterpart Agencies

Ministry of Justice
Judiciary
Liberia National Police (LNP)
Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Liberia National Police

Receipt

Typed memo and receipt

Monitoring Procedures

On-site Inspections

There were 22 scheduled and six unscheduled on-site inspections conducted in four counterpart sites including the National Police headquarters and the Ministry of Justice.

04/14/2009 - National Police Headquarters 04/22/2009- National Police Headquarters
04/27/2009 - National Police Headquarters
05/19/2009 - National Police Headquarters
06/11/2009 - National Police Headquarters
08/20/2009 - National Police Headquarters
03/11/2009 - Ministry of Justice
12/09/2009 - Temple of Justice Renovation site
04/03/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
04/21/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
05/07/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
05/13/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
08/19/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
09/02/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
08/26/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
09/09/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
09/16/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
10/01/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
11/03/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
11/19/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
12/04/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
12/05/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
12/08/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
12/09/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
12/12/2009 - Emergency Response Unit
12/13/2009 - Emergency Response Unit

The number of donated items subject to inspection is 63,840. The percentage of donated items personally inspected was 32%.

Secondary Methods of Monitoring Resource Status

Comparison of Records – Hand receipts from Ministry of Justice for items that have been transferred to counties outside of Monrovia; records from contract service providers PAE and DynCorp showing transfer of items to the Judiciary, uniforms to the LNP and communications equipment to the LNP for ERU.

Discussions – Discussions with logistics director at Ministry of Justice about items transferred from Monrovia to other counties outside Monrovia, items that are being serviced, and items transferred from the Ministry of Justice building to the county attorney’s offices at the Temple of Justice.

The percentage monitored by secondary methods was 68%.

Status-Commodities

Office Equipment

Two thousand one hundred thirty-three (2,133) pieces of equipment including computers, desks, chairs, filing cabinets, scanners, UPS, voltage regulators, power strips, photocopiers, mimeograph machines, typewriters, calculators, shredders, memory sticks, CDs, printer cartridges, ink/toner cartridges, typewriter ribbons, digital cameras, box files, locking four drawer cabinets, book cases, lamps, locking credenzas, tables, power point projector were donated to the Ministry of Justice in 2006 as part of the Justice Sector Support for Liberia (JSSL) project. 99% of the equipment is located in Monrovia. Equipment is used for daily office functions. The equipment is in good condition.

One hundred eight-five (185) pieces of equipment including typewriters, printers, voltage regulators, UPS, desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, and miscellaneous office supplies were donated to the Judicial Branch in 2006 as part of the JSSL project. Post was unable to verify the location of the equipment donated to the Judiciary. Repeated attempts to gain access to the logistics offices at the Temple of Justice were rejected by the judicial staff.

Sixty-eight (68) pieces of office equipment, including desks, chairs, filing cabinets, tables, computer sets, voltage regulators, UPS, fax machines, copiers, and a paper shredder were donated in 2009 to the Emergency Response Unit of the Liberia National Police for their Command Center. All equipment is still located in the ERU Command Center in Monrovia and is in good condition.

Communications Equipment

A total of 63 items were donated in 2009 to the Emergency Response Unit of the LNP; 29 handheld radios, 30 mobile radios installed in ERU vehicles, two towers and two antennae for the towers. Communications equipment is for the express use of the ERU to communicate with each other during tactical operations in the field and to communicate to ERU headquarters in Monrovia. All communications equipment is issued from and stored in Monrovia but is used outside of Monrovia when ERU are conducting tactical operations. All equipment is in good condition.

Vehicles

Two Nissan 15-seat diesel engine busses and one Nissan diesel patrol pick up were donated to the Ministry of Justice in 2006 and 2008, respectively, as part of the JSSL project. One of the busses is being serviced. The other bus is being used by the Ministry of Justice to transport employees in Monrovia and is in good condition. The pickup is being used by the logistics office in the Ministry of Justice to pick up and deliver equipment and supplies for the Ministry of Justice throughout Monrovia and is in excellent condition.

One Nissan 30-seat diesel engine bus was donated to the Judicial Branch of the Government of Liberia in 2006 as part of the JSSL project. The bus was procured and donated for the purpose of transporting employees of the Judicial Branch from home to work and back home. We were unable to verify the location of the bus but a similar bus is often seen on the streets of Monrovia transporting Judicial staff.

Ministry of Justice
Nissan Bus-15 seat 2
Nissan Pickup 1

Justice Branch
Nissan 30-seat seat 1


Uniforms

A total of 36,407 uniforms and personal items (boots, t-shirts, goggles, ear protection, sock etc) were donated to the Liberia National Police in 2007 as part of the criminal justice assistance project. About 90% of the items are located in Monrovia and 10% in outlying areas. Items were not personally inspected but uniforms are worn and visible on LNP throughout Monrovia. Most are in fair to good condition.

A total of 3,765 uniform and personal items (boots, t-shirts, goggles, ear protection, running shoes, PT shorts, PT shirts, BDU shirts, BDU trousers, underwear, socks, caps, belts, and belt keepers) were donated to the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the LNP in 2008. In 2009, an additional 3,009 uniform and personal items were donated to the ERU (same as above). Items are used for daily operations and at the National Police Training Academy during ERU training. All items are in Monrovia except for those items worn by ERU while on tactical operations outside of Monrovia. All items are stored and issued from Monrovia. All items are in good condition.

Non-Lethal Equipment

A total of 7,987 items (tactical vests, ballistic vests, riot vests, gas masks, riot helmets, pistol holsters) were donated to the Emergency Response Unit of the Liberia National Police in 2008. In 2009, an additional 2,687 pieces of non-lethal equipment was donated to the RU. All equipment is in Monrovia and used for the express use of the ERU to conduct tactical police operations. Equipment is in good condition.

Weapons

A total of 7,513 items (75 S&W 9mm pistols; 15 Bushmaster Carbine 15s; 15 Bushmaster M-4s; 10 Mossberg 12 gage shotguns; 6 37mm Gas Launchers; 50 Saber Red Mace; 4000rounds 9mm ammunition; 1800 rounds .223 ammunition; 750 12 gage shotgun slugs; 750 12 gage buckshot rounds; 21 CS Gas Canisters; 21 37mm white smoke canisters) were donated to the ERU in 2008. In 2009, another 15 M-4 rifles were donated to the ERU and 242 cans of pepper spray were also donated to ERU. All items are issued from Monrovia but a number of weapons and ammunition are used for tactical operations outside of Monrovia. Items are used for daily operations of the ERU. All items are in good to excellent condition.

Emergency Response Unit
S&W 9mm pistols 75
Bushmaster Carbine 15s 15
Bushmaster M-4s 30
Mossberg 12 gage shotguns 10
37mm gas launchers 6
Saber red Mace 292
9mm ammunitions(rounds) 4000
.223 ammunitions (rounds) 1800
12 gage shotgun slugs 750
12 gage buckshot rounds 750
CS gas canisters 21
37 mm white smoke canisters 21


Miscellaneous Items

Four armorer’s tool kits with miscellaneous weapons parts and four generators were also donated in 2009 to the ERU. Toolkits and weapons parts are used to maintain the ERU weapons located in the armory at the ERU Command Center in Monrovia. All toolkits and weapons parts are stored in Monrovia at the ERU Command Center in the armory. Toolkits and weapon parts are in good condition. Two of the generators are being used to provide back- up power to the ERU Command Center in Monrovia. One of the generators is being used to provide back- up power for lights after dark at the LNP Headquarters building. One of the generators is being used to provide back- up power for the ERU communications tower located at the National Police Training Academy. All generators are located in Monrovia and are in good condition.

Status Services

Construction Projects

The Emergency Response Unit headquarters building (100% completed)
Temple of Justice West Wing Renovation (17%completed)
200 foot communications tower (100% completed)

Other Professional Services

Armorer training for nine ERU was completed in 2009.  Training provides the ERU armorers with the skills needed to secure and
maintain the ERU armory and weapons, including regular cleaning and repairs.

Program Impact

Communications Equipment

Communications equipment provides the ERU with the capability to communicate with each other during tactical operations in the field and to communicate with ERU headquarters in Monrovia as well as for ERU headquarters to communicate with LNP Headquarters in Central Monrovia.

Weapons

Allowed the training and deployment of four classes of ERU (293 trained) and continuing daily operations accounting for arrests of armed robbers, confiscation of drugs and other contraband, and deterrence of such activities.

Vehicles

Vehicles allow for the ongoing operations of the Ministry of Justice and Judiciary, providing safe transportation to and from work for employees and transport of goods from Ministry of Justice in central Monrovia to offices throughout Monrovia.

Office Equipment

Office equipment and supplies allow for the continuing operations of the county attorneys and judiciary within the GOL. Office equipment and supplies for the ERU have assisted them with the set up of their new command center and enabled them to organize and professionalize their command staff. Uniforms and personal gear for LNP have added to the professionalization of the LNP overall and for the ERU specifically.

Problems and Corrective Action Plan

Unmonitored resources

Office equipment provided for the Judiciary and radios in vehicles for the ERU have not been monitored regularly. However, post is unaware of any problems with the mobile radios. We are unable to monitor equipment provided to the Judiciary due to a lack of access to the logistics office at the Temple of Justice. Post will continue our attempts to gain access to the equipment provided to the Judiciary and will ascertain the condition of the mobile radios.

Lack of Use and Misuse of Commodities

The one generator currently located at the National Police Training Academy is not being used. The generator was originally provided to power the communications tower for the ERU. However, power from another source at the Academy is providing power for the tower. The generator is not being used due to a lack of fuel according to Academy staff.


RABAT

Background

EUM Program Coordinator

Donald Gonneville, Tel: 212-66-537-8043; smithvp@state.gov; Soulaimane Fenjiro, 212-537-66-8296, fenjiroso@state.gov, Program Manager

Inventory System

Once the transfer of inventory action is completed, the documents are scanned and retained by the INL Program Manager in a digital format. However, post does not use an automated inventory system to track the distribution of all resources provided to the host government.

Staff Members Responsibilities

The INL Program Manager for post is responsible for EUM in Rabat. The Program Manager conducts on-site inspections of equipment and attends meetings to discuss the implementation of INL-provided equipment.

Counterpart Agencies

Moroccan Customs

Receipt

Post uses a formal letter with attached inventory of all items distributed to host government entities. These letters are signed by post INL personnel and receiving officer from the respective Moroccan agency.

Monitoring Procedures

On-site Inspections

The INL Program Manager performed one (1) scheduled and one (1) unscheduled on-site inspection in 2009 as follows.

04/15/2009 - Port of Casablanca
07/15/2009 - Port of Casablanca

One hundred percent (100%) of items were inspected in 2009.

Secondary Methods of Monitoring Resource Status

None

Status-Commodities

One (1) tool truck was donated to the Moroccan Customs in 2004. It is used for inspections for contraband entering Morocco (drugs, money, and any other illegal products). The truck is in fair condition.

Morocco Customs
2004 Ford F-450Truck 1


Program Impact

The INL-provided vehicle has been used in large seizures of narcotics and is often used as a visual deterrent for individuals arriving into the Port of Casablanca. The sight of such a large vehicle configured with the solid box on the back, is often mis-identified by would-be smugglers, as being a portable vehicle X-ray machine capable of scanning vehicles arriving at the port. The tools have been used for the intrusive search of vehicles resulting in seizures of large quantities of narcotics.

Problems

None



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