Justice Ministry Wants LACC Investigate LWSC

Justice Minister Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean.

The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) says it has received an investigative report from the Ministry Justice about corruption at the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC). According to the LACC, several of the corporation’s officials were deemed to have acted improperly in the management of the state-owned entity, prompting the Ministry to forward the matter to the LACC for action. 

The Ministry of Justice, in a letter under the signature of Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean, called on the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission to take control and pursue the individuals involved to restore public resources the Commission said they stole. 

The LACC says while it has no problem with the return of these cases, it is equally mindful of section 11 of the Act establishing the Commission which calls on the Commission to coordinate with the Ministry of Justice in the prosecution of cases. 

The Country’s Anti-graft Agency in its investigative report to the Ministry of Justice called for the restitution or criminal prosecution of several individuals from the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation for funds they alleged to have stolen from the entity. 

This is the second case the Ministry of Justice has returned to the LACC in the last few weeks. Recently the Justice Ministry asked the Liberia Anti-corruption commission to take seize of a case involving its Vice Chairperson Kanio Bai Gbala and NPA Managing Director Bill Tweahway over allegations of conflict of interest.