GAC Submits Report on US$25M Mop-Up Exercise to Pres. Weah

MONROVIA, Montserrado – On Thursday, May 16, the General Auditing Commission submitted a report into the expenditure of the US$25 million to President George Weah, which was intended to mop up excess Liberian dollars from the market.

“The report is currently under review by the president for further actions in keeping with the findings,” an Executive Mansion press statement said.

The press statement said the president authorized the exercise as part of his plan to ensure transparency and accountability in government. The exercise was authorized in March 2019 following an initial investigation and the auditing agency was first asked to deliver a report within two weeks. However, the GAC requested for more time for a more comprehensive report.

The Executive Mansion noted that in early May, GAC held ‘exit meetings’ in keeping with the procedure agreed upon following the submission of a draft report.

“Based on the recommendation of the Justice Ministry, the president granted the commission additional ten days to allow for the full completion of the report and assure the public of the government’s determination to get to the bottom of the matter and make the findings public,” the Mansion noted.

Featured photo by Zeze Ballah

Zeze Ballah

Zeze made his journalism debut as a high school reporter at the LAMCO Area School System. In 2016 and 2017, the Press Union of Liberia awarded Zeze with the Photojournalist of the Year award. Zeze was also the union's 2017 Health Reporter of the Year. He is a Health Journalism Fellow with Internews.

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