U.S, Envoy Urges CDC-Led Gov’t To Ensure Adequate Budgetary Allotments To Integrity Institutions

US Ambassador to Liberia, Michael A. McCarthy

As integrity institutions complain of enormous support to professionally perform their duties, the United States Ambassador credited to Liberia has added his voice by calling on the National Legislature to ensure adequate budgetary allotments to integrity institutions.

Ambassador Michael McCarthy said, “Liberia’s prosperity requires well-functioning integrity institutions void of political influence to foster accountable checks and balances in state governance.”

The US Diplomat named political will and strong integrity institutions as important and critical factors required protecting democracy, and ensuring effective fight against corruption in any society.

Ambassador McCarthy urged the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government to work together to improve efficiency and productivity at integrity institutions.

The US Envoy made the assertions at a news conference on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at the US Embassy near Monrovia.

In a related development, the U.S. Ambassador has lauded the CRS for the leading role in the fight against poverty, and being at the forefront of the national response to emergencies.

He said:” In a Country divided by civil war, the CRS has nurtured peace among Liberians.”

The US Envoy spoke recently at the CRS ’Through the Years’ event in Monrovia.

Ambassador McCarthy then assured commitment to longstanding partnership with the CRS to implement the US Government’s Youth for Peace program.

The program is aimed at transforming marginalized youth into ambassadors of peace and supporting violence-free elections in 2023.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13605 Articles
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.
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