Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have pledged to collaborate with the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) in strengthening the fight against corruption, an LACC press release said Monday.
Participants at a two-day workshop for civil society organizations said a strong partnership between CSOs and the LACC will go a long way in strengthening the corruption fight, which they noted continues to undermine national development.
The workshop, held March 29-30, was aimed at enhancing partnership between the LACC and CSOs and to also make CSOs active participants in the fight against corruption.
LACC’s Executive Chairperson, Cllr. James N. Verdier, stressed the need for partnership between the LACC, CSOs and the media in combating corruption. The LACC boss noted that CSOs and the media as watchdogs of society can help his commission fight corruption by exposing and raising public awareness about the existence and threat posed by corruption for which the Commission can hold both public and private institutions accountable.
The workshop brought together over thirty (30) civil society organizations and was sponsored by the LACC and USAID/LPAC project.