In light of the deteriorating perception of corruption in the public sector, a local affiliate of the international group Transparency International has called upon the Liberian government and its international partners to establish a specialized court to try corruption cases in Liberia.
Hours ahead of President George Weahâ€™s address to the nation, a communication has leaked to the public showing Justice Minister Musa Dean requesting that the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission launch a â€œfull-scale investigationâ€ into the findings of the General Auditing Commissionâ€™s recent report on the US$25 million mop-up funds.
President George Weah will on Wednesday, May 29 address the nation.
Transparency Internationalâ€™s local affiliate, the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia, has termed the recent report released by the General Audit Commission into the US$25 million mop-up of excess Liberian dollars from the market as a â€œwaste of the Liberian peopleâ€™s precious time and money.â€
The Liberian government is set to lose more than US$1.12 million in direct budget support from the European Union in the upcoming budget year for failing to achieve adequate procurement planning.
Citizens in Buchanan, Grand Bassa have hailed the European Union for its support to the country through the national budget.
Last year, the European Union contributed â‚¬6 million (US$6.8 million) to the national budget as the first tranche of a â‚¬27 million (US$30.63 million) commitment under an agreement signed between Liberia and the E.U.
After the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal tenured positions in the executive branch, the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia has issued a strong call for the government to stop undermining the fight against corruption.