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Center for Transparency and Accountability raises concern over huge spending

Jarp David/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
Center for Transparency and Accountability (CENTAL)
Center for Transparency and Accountability (CENTAL)

MONROVIA-The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) is calling on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to scrutinize the finances of political parties and individuals to determine their sources of funding.

CENTAL also wants NEC publicize the financial and activity reports of candidates and parties since the 2011 elections for the public to understand their financial capacities and sources of funding.

The Liberia News Agency (LINA) quoted CENTAL release as expressing concern over the expenditure of political parties on fleets of new vehicles, motorcycles, party offices and large sums of money to support large projects across the country.

The release said, despite the poor state of the Liberian economy, coupled with a limited due-paying culture of supporters and partisans of political parties, this massive show of spending power raises many questions.

The civil society group also said it has numerous reasons to be concerned, because with inflow of any illegal contributions, Liberia risks private interests capturing the state and diversion of public resources from the people


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