Three officials of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) have completed an intensive training program of the Network of the National Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA).
According to a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, Moses Varfee Kowo, Attorney Margaret Muna Nigba, and Abraham Boima Sheriff, were among 14 ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) citizens from Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea and Burkina Faso, who acquired certificates in investigation, prosecution and corruption prevention at the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) Training Academy in Karu, outside Abuja, Nigeria last Friday.
On behalf of the Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, the Secretary of the EFCC, Adegboyega Aremo, reminded the participants about the cross-boundary significance of their training with a multinational network such as NACIWA.
“No country on its own can fight corruption, because corruption goes across boundaries,” he said.
This, he said includes money laundering for which the training was therefore an indication to the world that the ECOWAS Sub-region was ready to fight corruption.
On behalf of the trainees, a participant from Togo, Kpade Koffi Gbekande, lauded NACIWA and the EFCC for the training opportunity, which he said has improved their investigative skills.
He advised his colleagues never to lose sight of the fight against corruption, adding, “We will continue networking to bring back the hope of the people of the sub-region. The fight against corruption in our countries is the first of this mission.”
Liberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, hosted the three LACC officials and encouraged them to utilize their newly acquired skills in helping the Liberian Government to combat corruption.