December 18, 2017: The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has dedicated an operational and a cutting edge digital Forensic and Cyber Crime Lab that will be able to retrieved evidence, catch and prosecute criminal in more hitched and improved fashion.
Speaking at the dedication ceremony, Atty. Mohammed E. Fahnbulleh, Executive Director of the LACC said the operation room is primarily for the enforcement and investigation division group discussions meeting and individuals investigating to aid the LACC in its investigation exercises.
‘’We believed that LACC has step up its giant steps in the fight against corruption and with the help of the government and development partners we can achieved our mission and vision’’ he said.
Also speaking at the program, Pa Lamin Beyai, County Director (UNDP), said the intervention which started in 2013 is geared towards strengthening the investigation and prosecutorial capacities of the LACC as a recipe for sustaining peace in Liberia. ‘’Corruption is a menace in any society that require robust actions, if peace must be sustained and development must be achieved’’.
He further said that since 2007, the (UNDP) has provided numerous supports to strengthen the capacities of national integrity and oversight institutions including the LACC. Through the Strengthening Transparency Oversight and Accountability Program (STAOP), the commission has benefitted technically and financially in effort to its capacity and execution of its mandate. He also said that the UNDP was able to mobilize about 500,000 USD to support the LACC, PPCC and CSO’s in the fight against corruption.