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Prez. Weah: I will review GAC reports, prosecute to ensure social, economic needs

John Kumah/Jos Garneo Cephas Sr.
President George Weah
President George Weah

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - President George Weah says despite the economic challenges the country is faced with, his government is working hard to ensure the social and economic needs of Liberians are addressed.

The Liberian leader, in his Wednesday, May 29, 2019, nationwide address said:  “My administration has vowed to review all audit reports submitted by the General Auditing Commission in the last ten years and prosecute those implicated in the reports”.

He further mentioned that government will hire international auditing firms to go after all monies illegally taken from the Country over the past ten years, and urged Liberians to embrace the execution of new approach government is introducing to tackle corruption.

President Weah insisted saying; “in a bid to address these critical social and economic challenges in the Country, the fight against corruption will be based on facts and not mere perception”.

The Liberian leader named several projects his government has embarked upon,including the pavement of several communities’ roads and the construction of low income houses for ordinary Liberians.

President Weah also named the employment of 2000 health practitioners aimed at addressing the shortage of health practitioners in the medical field, and the payment of Senior High School Students’ WASSCE fees as some attempts to address the social and economic needs of Liberians.

President Weah also said his government has provided US$ 6Million to strengthen the capacity of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), and make electricity available in the country.

 


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