The Special Presidential Taskforce has released an initial list of ‘persons of interest’ for a compliance screening exercise on all General Auditing Commission (GAC) reports that are not currently being investigated by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) or prosecuted by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in the country.
The Minister of State without Portfolio and Chair of the Taskforce, Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, says the exercise effectively began on Monday, June 6.
He said the names will be updated every week depending on how issues raised in the GAC reports are resolved.
The Taskforce emphasized further that each person of interest has a period of 30 days to contact the office of the Minister of State without Portfolio responsible for compliance review to respond to the concerns raised in the GAC reports.
Those concerned are asked to contact cell numbers 0886775571 or 0770130629 to schedule an appointment, a release said.
Meanwhile, the Taskforce has noted that the pending exercise is purely administrative, and not an investigatory or prosecutorial process.
“Our role is not to investigate and prosecute the GAC report. Our role at this point is to do compliance screening; to assist the GAC; ensuring that answers to the questions that were left unanswered are resolved. If we find improprieties, we will refer those to the LACC,” the Taskforce Chair clarified.
Attached are the initial names of those persons of interest listed for the exercise: