Liberia ‘Corruption Watch Dog’ Wants Law To Protect Whistle Blowers

Cllr. James Verdier, Head of LACC

The Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has stressed the need to enact a law to protect whistle blowers and witnesses in Liberia.

Cllr. James Verdier stated that protection of whistle blowers and witnesses is critical to the fight against corruption in the public and private sectors.

He made the statement Wednesday at the beginning of a three-day seminar to formulate a bill for enactment by the National Legislature held in Monrovia.

He noted that the fight against corruption will not be effective when people with the relevant information in corruption cases are not protected under the law.

He indicated that some people are scared to release information about corrupt practices in the public and private sectors because there is no legal instrument to protect them.

The LACC official emphasized that the passage of the Whistle Blower Act will go a long way in preventing corrupt practices in Liberia, noting that if Liberia should be a corruption free society witnesses should be protected.

LINA

(Visited 102 times, 1 visits today)
About Cholo Brooks 13529 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.