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