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Cllr. Verdier- Assets declaration is key to the fight against corruption

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Liberia  Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman,Cllr.Jerome Verdier
Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman,Cllr.Jerome Verdier

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Chairman of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission has described Assets Declaration as a major tool for anti-corruption activities globally.

Cllr. James Verdier said:” Assets declaration creates the basis for people in public service to be accountable to those they serve.”

Cllr. Verdier said it requires individual coming to public service to declare their assets prior to the assumption of office.

He made the statement Monday, April 16, 2018, in an interview with ELBC.

Cllr. Verdier said anyone coming to public service has agreed to be opened to background scrutiny.

The Anti- Corruption Commission Chair said Asset Declaration is an indispensable tool that is internationally accepted in the fight against corruption.

The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission was established in 2008 by the Act to Establish the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission as an independent organization to investigate, prosecute and prevent acts of corruption of public officials in Liberia

 

Since its inception, the LACC has recommended  2Twenty-nine cases for prosecution, tried six ,three are ongoing, two completed and two ongoing in joint prosecutions with the Ministry of Justice ,conducted four alone and one ongoing, four convictions (four of these were LACC cases) ,and five appeals made to the Supreme Court of Liberia.

 


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