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.
President George Weah’s promise of ‘Change for Hope’ is hitting a mound as key officials of his government resign over frustrations of internal discord and unmet expectations similar to those which bedeviled past administrations.
Judge Blamo Dixon has recused himself from presiding over the excess banknote printing case involving former officials of the Central Bank.
The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission has written a business group, the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia, for clarity in its involvement in the government’s US$25 million mop-up exercise.
Corruption is a major scourge of Liberia’s politics; however, the National Elections Commission, the body charged with approving candidates running for elected office, does not disqualify political aspirants found to have committed corrupt or fraudulent activities.
The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission has confirmed requesting Abu Kamara, the Coalition for Democratic Change candidate in Montserrado’s 15th district by-election, to restitute more than US$9,000 he defrauded the government.
No one doubt that President George Weah is a master dribbler. He has the medals to show for this claim. And in the political realm, master dribbler Weah has also exhibited quite some dribbling skills on the likes of Brumskine, Tubman, and Sirleaf.
Hours ahead of President George Weah’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 “full-scale investigation” into the findings of the General Auditing Commission’s recent report on the US$25 million mop-up funds.