The Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. James N. Verdier, Jr., is in Dakar, Senegal to participate in a three day Regional Conference on Asset Disclosure for West and Central Africa. He is expected to deliver a paper on the experience of the LACC in Asset Declaration.
The conference which takes place from May 26-28, 2014, is organized by the UNODC in collaboration with the World Bank, UNDP, the Center for Studies and Action-Research on Governance (CERAG), the National Office for Fight against Fraud and Corruption of Senegal (OFNAC), OSIWA, the Governance and Peace Program of USAID in Senegal and the Embassy of France in Senegal.
The aim of the conference is to obtain comprehensive overview of legislations and practices on asset disclosure in West and Central Africa; share technical experiences between the countries of the region; adopt a statement outlining guiding principles to encourage the countries of the region to put in place adequate practices and policies in terms of collecting and verifying the asset declarations; and to adopt a research and advocacy strategy on asset disclosure for countries of the region.
Recently, the LACC boss represented Finance Minister, Amara Konneh at the 13th GIABA Ministerial Committee Meeting in Niamey, Niger, on May 10, 2014.