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Ellen demands more inquiry in NPA 'corruption' saga

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the suspended Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Madam Matilda Parker
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the suspended Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Madam Matilda Parker

(elbcradio.com/Apr. 23, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says additional information regarding the alleged financial impropriety at the National Port Authority (NPA) was vital to on-going investigation into the allegation.

President Johnson-Sirleaf has, therefore, instructed the Justice Ministry to collaborate with the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and all accused persons, associated with the investigation, to provide additional information on the case, if necessary.

She has also instructed the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs to immediately liaise with all Board Chairpersons of state-owned enterprises to collate and report to her all board resolutions regarding board fees, benefits and other compensations.

The instructions were given the two state-owned entities Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in a special statement by President Johnson-Sirleaf in Monrovia.

The Liberian Leader further noted: “Board resolutions, proven inconsistent with established administrative policies, and especially not sanctioned by approved budgets, risk revocation.”

At the same time, the President has, with immediate effect, suspended NPA Managing Director, Matilda Parker, and the authority’s Comptroller, Christina Pailey.

President Johnson-Sirleaf said her action was based on findings of the LACC’s recent investigation into the alleged financial impropriety at the NPA.

She is therefore urging the two ministries and all accused persons to act accordingly to further enhance the conduct of the investigation for speedy and timely resolution.

 


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