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Make accountability a hallmark -Prez Sirleaf

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( 3, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is calling for accountability and fair business practice among hardest-hit Ebola countries and foreign investors, if these countries’ economic goals must be realized.

President Johnson-Sirleaf wants investment partners live up to fair taxes and fair pricing, and high-level job opportunity for citizens. 

She urged the hardest-hit Ebola countries to fight corruption and create conducive business environment.
The Liberian Leader also welcomed and reechoed calls by the Economic Commission on Africa for debt cancelation and direct budgetary support to the three hardest-hit Ebola countries.

President Johnson-Sirleaf made the remarks Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the on-going International Meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

President Sirleaf said: “Mechanisms are crucial to revamping the economies of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, with the three West African nations suffering from tough economic conditions, because of the Ebola virus.”

She, however, cautioned development partners assisting in the fight against the pandemic in West Africa to renew their commitment to accountability.

President Johnson-Sirleaf also wants development partners disclose resources they have received to fight Ebola epidemic.

The Liberian President is serving as Spokesperson for the heads of the three hardest-hit Ebola countries at the Brussels meeting.

The meeting was organized to highlight the plight of the three hardest-hit Ebola countries and to seek international support to revitalize the economies of the three West African states.


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