As End Of Tenure Draws Closer, Ellen Releases Assets Declaration, Liabilities and Income Tax Returns

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

With less than a year to hand over power to her successor (After election in 2018), the Liberian leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 released her Declarations of Assets and Liabilities, which are in the custody of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC). She also released her Income Tax Returns.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader who addressed the nation in a special live broadcast to the nation said: “In an environment of rumors, conspiracies, lies and suspicions, it is important that those holding high public office disclose their financial status to the public”, President Sirleaf pointed out.

President Sirleaf further called upon all high-level officials, particularly those in public fiduciary positions, to do likewise. “I further call on all presidential aspirants, to consider in their own interest to do the same”, she noted

She then said that the records of her family members, including those based abroad are clear and subject to the stringent laws of said countries, thus addressing any suspicion of family members holding assets that belong to her.

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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.