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Prez. Sirleaf wants practical war against dishonesty

By Jacob Parley
The Liberian Leader, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
The Liberian Leader, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

(mylbsonline/Liberia)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is calling for collaborative and constructive efforts to end the culture of dishonesty in Liberia.

President Johnson-Sirleaf said: “Dishonesty, including corrupt practices, lack the integrity and ethical standards, is undermining growth and productivity in government.”

“While it is true that government has taken several steps, including increasing compensation to minimize corruption, there is still a need for collaboration in tackling such challenges,” she said.''

The Liberian Leader added: “As part of efforts to ensure integrity in government, I will resubmit the Bill to the National Legislature to give the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) prosecuting power.”

“The Bill was rejected by the National Legislature, following its initial submission by the Executive Branch of government.”

President Johnson-Sirleaf made the statements Saturday May 4th, 2013 at a one-day retreat, organized by the President’s “Young Professional Program (PYP).

The program was held at the Myrthe Beach, Kendeja in Paynesville City outside the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.

The retreat was held under the theme, “Enhancing the Agenda for Transformation through Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism.”

Beneficiaries of the President’s Young Professionals Program called for rigid enforcement of Liberia’s laws and policies, if corruption in government must be defeated.


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