MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) says it has placed the entire leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture under full scale corruption investigation.
The LACC in statement said the investigation is based on issues of conflict of interest, financial improprieties and other inappropriate awarding of agro contracts amounting to millions of United States Dollars.
The Commission said for the past five months, it has gathered sufficient intelligence on the Ministry of Agriculture that warrant the conduct of a full-scale investigation of all senior officials, including Minister Jeanne Cooper, her deputies, Assistant Ministers and those with decision making powers.
A statement from the LACC quotes the Executive Chairperson, Edwin Kla Martin, as saying the LACC was deeply worried and baffled by the intelligence it has gathered on the reckless disregard to public financial management laws, Public Procurement Laws and the Country’s code of conduct for public officials at Liberia’s Agriculture Ministry.
The release urged all those concern to give the LACC the full cooperation, as the Commission will not tolerate delays and excuses during the investigation processes.