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Liberia pres-elect refusing to declare assets before taking office

  President-elect George Manneh Weah and the majority of the Legislature have yet to declare their assets as required under the Code of Conduct, says Cllr. Augustine Toe, acting chair of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), who has called on Weah to take the lead. On the Prime Morning Drive show (Prime Communications Network or Prime FM) on Tuesday, Toe said it is important that President-elect Weah tells the Liberian people his financial worth when he takes office. When Weah declares his assets, he will send a strong message to…

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Liberia: Dissolve Taskforce, Let LACC Lead GW Probe -CWG

The Concessions Working Group’s (CSG) attention has been drawn to the startling and unfortunate allegations of corruption and bribe-taking involving very senior members of the Liberian government as detailed in the Global Witness latest report titled, ‘The Deceivers.’ CWG is a network of local and international non-governmental organizations working on the Liberian extractives sector that seeks to influence pro-poor national policies so that the natural resources is assured for the most vulnerable segments of the population. In a press release CWG says while it recognizes the right of the President…

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Matilda Parker under probe for 800,000 have left Liberia

By Rodney Sieh MONROVIA—The embattled and suspended Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), the subject of a major investigation and damning report by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) charging alleged fraud of more than US$800,000, has reportedly left Liberia for the United States of America, FrontPageAfrica has learned. Parker was suspended in April by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf along with her Comptroller, Christiana K. Paelay based on what the Executive Mansion said at the time was findings of an investigation by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC). The report which…

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Liberian Port MD Matilda Parker Yet To Respond To LACC Report

By Rodney Sieh MONROVIA—- There appears to be a lull in the implementation of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s directives regarding possible action emanating from the recent findings of the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission(LACC) alleging “grand corruption scheme at the National Port Authority (NPA). Last week, President Sirleaf suspended the Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Mrs. Matilda W. Parker, and the Comptroller, Mrs. Christina K. Paelay, stating that her actions were based on the findings of an investigation by the LACC. The President also suspended all members of the…

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LACC Audits Liberian Schools

Staff Report The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) have launched the corruption risks report for the education sector in Liberia. The report was launched by the Acting Chairperson of the LACC, Cllr. J. Augustine Toe at a ceremony held at the head office of the Commission in Monrovia. The report titled “Mapping of Corruption Risks in the Education Sector in Liberia” is being funded by the UNDP. The report highlights the serious nature of corruption in the education sector in Liberia, especially Montserrado County where the study was done. The study…

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Liberian President Fire Tough Corruption Campaigner?

Staff Report President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sacked Cllr. Frances Johnson Morris Allison, Liberia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) chair, news reports has said. A former Liberian Chief Justice and Justice Minister, Johnson Allison, has been consistent in book marking Liberian government officials who have misrepresented facts on their asset declaration forms. She have also petition the Liberian government to give her commission prosecutorial powers, since according to sources, Liberian Justice Ministry armed with persecuting corruption related charges within the public sector has been  lame duck, with many government officials in the…

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Op-ed 

Sherman Wants Teeth for LACC

Mr. Editor, Counselor Harry Varney Gboto Nambi Back Scratcher Sherman claims that the Act to establish the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has “NO teeth”, but should we uncritically accept Counselor Sherman’s assertion (claim) that the LACC “has no teeth”?  Please….(Re “Sherman Wants Teeth for LACC”, Liberian Observer Online) Assuming that the Harvard Law School graduate (Varney Sherman) has done his homework and read the Act, let’s look at the it (Act), shall we? Section 11.1 of the Liberian Anti-Corruption Act states that “The prosecution of cases of corruption shall be…

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