Following Public Uproar Corruption On, Liberian Leader Has Finally Instructed GAC to Conduct Audits of All Government Agencies

Given the recent experience with the Japanese Grant, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has mandated the General Auditing Commission (GAC) to undertake urgent audits of
programs in official entities (Ministries and Agencies) that have self-disbursing activities.

These include as a first start, the Executive Mansion renovation at the Ministry of State, the Post Office at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, the
Industrial Free Zone at the National Investment Commission, the Foreign Service Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Disaster Management Fund at the
Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Peace Building Fund at the Ministry of Justice.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian Chief Executive urged the Auditor General to consider the use of private auditing firms which could undertake those reports under her direct supervision.

President Sirleaf argued that this would facilitate early completion of the reports which is extremely important to government. She said though it may require

financing not accommodated by the GAC budget, financing must be identified as this is necessary to protect the credibility and credit worthiness of the country.

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