MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah has appointed Cllr. Archibald Bernard as Chairperson of an Ad-hoc Committee, charged with the responsibility to pre-select candidates to serve as Commissioner of the amended Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).
His appointment is consistent with Section 6.10 of the Act which established the LACC.
According to an Executive Mansion release issued recently, the new Act empowers the President to carry out pre-selection of candidates for the position of Commissioner.
President Weah has mandated the Committee to submit a list of candidates within thirty-five working days from the deadline for submission of applications.
As part of the appointment, the Committee shall be composed of nine persons, a Chairperson appointed by the President and eight others from the General Auditing Commission (GAC), the Governance Commission, the Liberia National Bar Association, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), and the Liberia Business Association among others.
The Act also states that the Ad-hoc Committee shall pre-select two candidates for each Commissioner position and submit said list of candidates to the President for his nomination to the Liberian Senate for confirmation.