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Some Monrovia dwellers hail Prez Weah…, 2017 Corruption Index out

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Presidents George Weah and Emmanuel Macron
Presidents George Weah and Emmanuel Macron

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Scores of Liberians in Monrovia say they are impressed with President George Weah’s presentation of Liberia’s case to the Government and people of France.

They described the Liberian Leader’s engagement with French President Emmanuel Macron and the Business Community as a good beginning for Liberia.

Presenting Liberia’s case, President Weah emphasized the importance for the Government of France to invest in Liberia’s road sector, youth development through sports and education, among others.

They noted that some of the issues highlighted by President Weah while in France are key to enhancing government’s Pro-Poor Agenda.

They however called on President Weah to remain committed in fighting corruption in order to properly utilize foreign assistance to the country.

In another development, The Center of Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has released the 2017 Corruption Index (CPI) results, calling for the establishment of a specialized court to prosecute alleged corrupt government officials.

The CPI is used to measure perceptions of corruption in the Public Sector in different countries around the world.

According to a release, majority of the countries targeted this year are making little or no progress in ending corruption.

CENTAL noted that Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia are ranked as the worst performing regions.

 


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