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Liberians Hail Anti-Corruption Awareness

by Francis Pelenah Jr,

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Liberians have welcomed the recent anti-corruption awareness campaign launched by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).

Since the simultaneous launch on May 18, 2024, in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, and Ganta, the exercise gathered momentum, following its extension in Sanniquellie, Nimba County, and Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.

Over the weekend, over five hundred stakeholders and residents turned out for the event in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, in an unprecedented show of support for the initiative.

Speaking at the program, Grand Gedeh County Development Superintendent Davidson Barlee lauded the LACC for bringing such an important exercise to the county.

Superintendent Barlee assured of the Local Government Administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability in the discharge of their duties.

Mr. Barlee said:” The local authorities are fully aware of President Joseph Boakai’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ on corruption and will ensure they live up to such billing.”

Meanwhile, the LACC Prevention Officer, John Tommy, has emphasized the importance of three major legislations geared towards fighting corruption in the country.

The legislations are the LACC Act of 2022, the Whistleblower Act, and the Witness Protection Act.

Mr. Tommy told the gathering that the LACC has been strengthened with prosecutorial powers under the New Act, instead of waiting for the Justice Ministry as was done in the past.

He said:” Liberians should take advantage of the Witness Protection and Whistleblower Acts by reporting corruption, knowing that they have full legal backing.”

Under the Whistleblower Act, individuals who raise alarm about suspected corrupt acts cannot be prosecuted, even if it turns out that the information they gave, lacks evidence for indictment and possible prosecution.

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