GNN-Liberia  Is Not In The Business To Report Fake News, As reported Sanctions Hold

The dragnet of the United States State Department has proven many of our critics wrong of our previous reports regarding the imposition of sanctions on several government officials who are reportedly enriching themselves at the detriment of the majority.

Now the State Department of the United States has finally nailed three officials in the current Liberian Government for their alleged role in corruption, and other malpractices which seems to derail the growth and development of Africa’s oldest Republic, Liberia.

It can be recalled sometimes ago, when this outlet reported that several government officials to be sanctioned by the U.S. State Department, many of those who have been hoked described our report as fake, calling on their collaborators not to pay attention to our report, describing it as fake.

Now this report by the GNN has publicly come to reality with report from Washington that the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Liberian government officials Nathaniel McGill, Sayma Syrenius Cephus, and Bill Twehway for their involvement in ongoing public corruption in Liberia.

These officials are designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which builds upon and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and targets perpetrators of serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world.

“Through their corruption these officials have undermined democracy in Liberia for their own personal benefit,” said Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian E. Nelson. “Treasury’s designations today demonstrate that the United States remains committed to holding corrupt actors accountable and to the continued support of the Liberian people.”

Corruption has long undermined Liberia’s democracy and its economy, robbing the Liberian people of funds for public services, empowering illicit actors, degrading the business environment, and damaging the rule of law and effective governance in the country. Corruption also contributes to diminished confidence in government and public perception of impunity for those with power.

These designations reaffirm the commitment of the United States to hold corrupt actors accountable. The United States is a proud and dedicated partner and friend of Liberia and stands with the people of Liberia in support of democracy and the rule of law and will continue to promote accountability for corrupt actors, regardless of their position or political affiliation. The United States is also committed to working with the people and Government of Liberia to elevate countering corruption as a priority, including by bolstering public sector anti-corruption capacity, and reviewing and re-evaluating criteria for bilateral and multilateral assistance, including around transparency and accountability. Holding corrupt actors accountable and bolstering anti-corruption efforts are both consistent with, and reflects our commitment to implementing, the United States Strategy on Countering Corruption.

With this latest development, it has now come to light that our reports are not fake but rather facts.

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