Monrovia, Liberia (July 15, 2022) – Naymote Partners for Democratic Development calls on President George Weah to report to the public on the status of special committees he previously established to investigate or address issues of national concern including those bordering on corruption allegations and addressing service delivery challenges. The institution notes that special presidential committees are intended to perform special tasks or conduct special investigations and report back within a reasonable timeframe.
In essence, they perform functions which the traditional bureaucracy might take longer or might not have the expertise to perform. Therefore, the public expects high quality deliverables and integrity in the conduct of the work of special presidential committees.
The institution has tracked 14 committees mandated by President George Weah, between 2018 and 2022, to perform special functions, including investigations into alleged acts of corruption.
However, NAYMOTE notes that only three (3) of the 14 committees established so far have publicly reported or executed their mandates, while the status of the work of the remaining twelve (12) remains largely unknown. This might be either because their reports were not made public, or they did not perform their functions.