At a ceremony Thursday which was attended by senior Liberian officials, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Alan Doss, hailed the restoration of the Soul Clinic Police Community Depot restored after being destroyed by the war. Mr. Doss also assured residents of the community, located in the Paynesville suburb, that the UN is committed to working to restore the effectiveness of the Liberian National Police. The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has to date trained over 1,800 Liberian officers and several hundred others are undergoing training. Mr. Doss the UN aims to properly train and equip 3,500 and deploy them throughout the country by next year. “To do that, we need infrastructure, and this Soul Clinic Police sub-station is part of a bigger programme funded by our Quick Impact Projects to construct police stations all over the country,” he said. UNMIL has already committed to constructing 10 police stations in six counties, of which three had been completed, and that another 12 police stations in nine counties were under consideration for funding during the next few months. Mr. Doss hoped that the Paynesville community “will not just see this as a building that the UN has put up and LNP occupies, but see this as a community center in which they have a great investment, and which they have a responsibility to help maintain and to help function properly.” Also on Thursday, Mr. Doss turned over the Paynesville Community Town Hall, which contains magistrate courts and was also renovated by UNMIL.