The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) will this weekend begin an intensive and strategic anti-corruption training exercise for local Government authorities across the Country.

The training will focus on corruption and the budget process of the country, Assets Declaration, Conflict of Interest and Civil Society role in the fight against corruption.

The Commission hopes the training will serve as additional safeguards for new local government officials to ring-fence against acts of corruption in their different areas of work.

County Health teams, County Education Team, Police and Immigration authorities from Gbarpolu, Bomi, Cape Mount and Montserrado Counties will gather in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County beginning Thursday, November 1, for the exercise.

A similar group from Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Margibi are also expected to gather in Gbarnga next Monday for a related training.

The training which is under the support of the African Development Bank through the Public Financial Management Reforms Program is part of initiatives to strengthen the Commission’s Prevention of corruption activities with the hope of bringing greater understanding to public officials implementing a corruption free budget.

The LACC’s Executive Chairperson, Cllr. James Verdier, AfDB Country Representative Dr. Orison Amu and Grand Bassa County Superintendent Janjay Biakpeh are expected to give opening remarks at the program.