VP Boakai Wants Legislative Support

For passage of Whistleblower Law

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Vice President Boakai: “I do feel embarrassed that every time we face our partners, we are either asking them for a favor or thanking them for one we

Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai has urged the National Legislature to give full and urgent attention to the passage of the Whistleblower and Witness Protection Bill into law, a LACC press release said yesterday.

Speaking at a resort in Monrovia when he delivered the keynote address at a one-day colloquium on the passage of the Whistleblower and Witness Protection Bill organized by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) in collaboration with USAID/LPAC, he said the passage of the law will protect and motivate whistleblowers and witnesses in the fight against corruption and help strengthen government’s efforts in dealing with the issue of corruption in society.

The Vice President enumerated several steps taken by the government in the fight against corruption, including the issuance of Executive Order numbers 38 and 55 for members of the Executive Branch of government to declare their income, assets and liabilities, the passage of the Code of Conduct, Freedom of Information Act, adoption of a National Anti-Corruption Strategy, revamping of the GAC, establishment of LEITI, IAA, FIA, LRA and the Law Reform Commission.

The VP expressed government’s commitment to breaking the chain of corruption, which he noted would help provide good education, healthcare delivery services and social protection for all.

“I do feel embarrassed that every time we face our partners, we are either asking them for a favor or thanking them for one we have received,” the Vice President said.

Remarks were made by the acting chairperson of the LACC, chairman of the House Standing Committee on Governance, Minister of Justice, Representative of the SRSG, the EU Ambassador, USAID/LPAC Chief of Party and the ECOWAS Ambassador.

The one-day colloquium was intended to solicit the support of the Legislature for the passage of the Whistleblower and Witness Protection Bill into Law.

It was also aimed at raising awareness among civil society organizations (CSOs) and other state actors on the importance of the Whistleblower and Witness Protection Law in Liberia.

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  1. Look at this other hypocrite Joe Boakai. Why as an incumbent Vice President and President of the Senate you and your Unity Party SAT ON the Whistleblower and Witness Protection Bill EVEN AFTER whistleblowers like Cllr. Michalel Allison, Harry A.Greaves Jr. and many others were murdered with their bodies dumped at the Executive Mansion???

    Alll these “issuance of Executive Order numbers 38 and 55 for members of the Executive Branch of government to declare their income, assets and liabilities” you are bragging about are mere cheap propaganda when Executive Order 84 threatening AND SERIOUSLY HURTING the lively survival of thousands of families, fishermen, and farmers, throughout the country, and threatening our national security! DO YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE STUPID???

    • Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah :

      No one is stupid; First of all we should’t even be talking about people teaching us how to behave. People have taken Liberia for ride for almost 170 yeas. subtract 12 years from 170 and see what we have done in Liberia, if you want to blame people, blames yourself. since 2005, see who you have in the house and senate, and ask yourself, whiter you are being served well by those who you put in the house and senate. My civil lesson tells me that we have three branches of government, 95% of those who are serving now are from where……and see what they have done. We all live in modern time, we have to be part of the International communities, So if you think “Executive Order 84 threatening AND SERIOUSLY HURTING the lively survival of thousands of families, fishermen, and farmers, throughout the country, and threatening our national security!” take it up with your Legislature.

  2. WHY NOW!!!!! Politicians are bent on taking the Liberian people for ride. Wondering what JNB has done all this while to help curb or put an end to corruption in government institutions. This is just another cheap floor show.

  3. Remember that whenever a dog make an attempt to laugh, the rooster will cry foul because he feels he is the only signal of a day light. VP position is just a mere cosmetic post.

  4. Fellow Liberian, while it true that we held from different political parties or affiliations. Let us have one National Agenda and put Liberia first.

    Please pray for a violence free and fair elections comes October 10, in the year of our Lord 2017.

    Wishing you all a wonderful time and a blessed day ahead as we come down to Election Day.

    Respect the few of others, Ballot, not Bullet or Insult. Speaks your mind at the Ballot box.

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