Liberian President George Weah has ordered an investigation into the allegation of bribery surrounding the purchase by ExxonMobil of an offshore oil block in 2013.
Weah’s decision yesterday followed a report by anti-corruption watchdog, Global Witness charging that ExxonMobil pursued acquisition of the block even though it was aware that it had been shrouded in corruption.
Following the publication of its report on March 29, Global Witness had called on the Liberian government to probe the deal.
Following its report, Global Witness on March 29, 2018 called on the Liberian Government to probe the deal.
Liberians who spoke to the GNN are expressing thanks and appreciation for the move taken by the president to request the Minister of Justice to speedily probe those linked to the alleged stealing of over 120 million United States Dollars.