President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has assured the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) of Government’s continuous support in carrying out its work.
Speaking last Thursday at a Partners’ Round-Table Discussion hosted by the LACC, President Sirleaf said corruption has continued to undermine national development and impoverish its citizens. She noted that the Government of Liberia takes the fight against corruption seriously and would do everything possible to facilitate the work of the LACC.
The president then called on partners, foreign governments and financial institutions to continue to fulfill their commitment to the LACC so as to help the Commission achieve its mandate.
The Partners’ Round-Table Discussion was intended to look at the three-year Strategic Plan of the LACC as a way of mobilizing necessary assistance for its implementation.
Also making remarks at the occasion, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General, Madam Karin Landgren and the Head of Delegation of the European Union, Ambassador Tiina INTELMANN pledged the support of their organizations to the work of the LACC in helping it realize its goal.
Earlier, the Commission’s Executive Chairperson, Cllr. James N. Verdier Jr. highlighted progress made by the institution in the areas of education and prevention as well as investigation and prosecution. He however spoke about challenges facing the LACC, particularly the absence of some laws intended to strengthen its work and inadequate funding to recruit more investigators and set up regional offices.