LACC Concludes Anti Corruption Workshop in Bong

By Emmanuel Mafelah |

LACC Chairman Cllr. James Verdier

The Liberia Anti- Corruption Commission has concluded a two day Local government and Non-State Actors anti-corruption engagement workshop in Gbarnga, Bong County.

Speaking to this paper at the onset of the training at the onset the commissioner for education and prevention at the Liberia Anti-Corruption commission, Aba Hamition Dolo said, the workshop is intends to train local leaders on how they would help in fighting corruption in their various counties.

Madam Dolo said the workshop will serve as an eye-opener for local leaders in promoting transparency, accountability, integrity and access to information at all levels of the Liberian society.

“This training will focus on corruption and the budget process of the country, Assets Declaration, Conflict of Interest and Civil Society role in the fight against corruption,” madam Dolo said.

The Commissioner hopes the training will serve as additional safeguards for new local government officials to ring-fence against acts of corruption in their different areas of work.

According to her, LACC paramount concern is to prevent, address and reduce corrupt activities in the public and private sectors of the country and further promote good governance, integrity and the rule of law for all.

The training which is under the support of the African Development Bank through the Public Financial Management Reforms Program is part of initiatives to strengthen the Commission’s Prevention of corruption activities with the hope of bringing greater understanding to public officials implementing a corruption free budget.

The two days training that is being held under the theme: Mainstreaming Anti-corruption issues in local government budgetary process and strategy for sustainable development has drawn participants from Margibi, Nimba, Lofa and Bong Counties.

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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.