Liberia’s Anti-Corruption Commission calls on Weah to declare assets

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President-elect George Weah of Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) attends a news conference at party headquarters, after the announcement of the presidential election results, in Monrovia, Liberia, December 30, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
President-elect George Weah of Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) attends a news conference at party headquarters, after the announcement of the presidential election results, in Monrovia, Liberia, December 30, 2017. REUTERS

Liberia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has called on President-elect George Weah to declare his assets as required under the Code of Conduct.

“I want to encourage Weah to take the lead by declaring his assets and then make it mandatory for every official coming into government to declare their assets,’’ Augustine Toes, acting chair of LACC said.

The Deputy National Secretary General of the Coalition for Democratic Change, Janga Kowo said that the president is willing to comply with the law and declared that once Weah takes office he will declare his assets, local online website, Daily Observer said.

Toe further called on the president-elect to issue a directive to the Ministry of Finance and Development planning and all those leaving government to declare their assets or else they will not receive their January salaries.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf issued an Executive Order requiring that public officials declare their assets when they enter government and when they are leaving to the LACC.

The order is meant to fight corruption in the nation. It requires that people who leave government should declare their assets.

Established in 2008, LACC is responsible for implementing appropriate measures and undertakes programmed aimed at investing, prosecuting and preventing acts of corruption.

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