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Government assures LEITI of support, compliance

By Jacob Parley
Executive Director of LEITI, Sampson Tokpa
Executive Director of LEITI, Sampson Tokpa

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says government remains committed to improving on challenges that have been highlighted by the Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency and initiative (LEITI).

President Johnson-Sirleaf said: “Concrete measures would be put in place at all times to ensure that Liberia lives up to LEITI’s standards and compliance.”

“No stone would be left unturned when it comes to responsiveness to any shortcoming contained in LEITI’s reports,” the Liberian Leader said.

According to mylbsonline Correspondent at the Executive Mansion in Monrovia, the President gave the assurance Thursday, July 4, 2013 when the LEITI Secretariat presented its 4th report to her at the Foreign Ministry.

Meanwhile, the head of LEITI Secretariat, Sampson Tokpa, said: “The oil, mining, agriculture and forest sectors contribute US$117m to the national budget.

“Such development represents a remarkable increase, as compared to previous years,” Mr. Tokpa noted.

He added: “The 4th LEITI report was prepared by a reconciler, Ernest and Young Ghana, captured all material payments of taxes, royalties and land surface, among others.”

 


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