Tuesday, September 8, 2020: Delegates at the National Anti-corruption regional consultative meeting held in three regions of the country have made a common position to the government for increased political will, improvement in the Justice system of the country and the establishment of specialized court to deal with corruption cases.
The two hundred and fifteen (215) delegates from all the counties meeting in the three regions also acknowledged the drastic decline in public trust for national government over the years due bas governance since the formation of the country
They called for an end to patronage system and bribery among law enforcement agencies especially the Police.
Delegates also unanimously recommended that the government should tackle the country’s young generation by emphasizing anti-corruption education in public schools across the country
The regional consultations which was held under the theme; “Re-Shaping Perception on Corruption and Identifying New Approaches to Addressing Systemic Corruption in Liberia”brought together local government officials and civil society organizations, youth leaders, and local elders from all of the fifteen(15) Counties.
The first regional consultative meeting was held on August 26 in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County and brought in the southeastern counties; the second one was held on August 31 in Gbarnga, Bong County for the counties in central Liberia the third and final meeting was held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County on September 3.
Recommendations from the 15 counties will be presented at the National Anti-Corruption Conference which is slated to be held on September 16 & 17 in Monrovia
Prior to the National Conference, the LACC along with other anti-graft institutions will hold a one-day Sectorial Meeting in Monrovia under the same theme. The sectorial meeting will bring together Political Parties, Youth Groups, the Media, and the Inter-Religious Council among others.
The meeting will offer the participants the opportunity to participate, engage discuss and advance recommendations to strengthen the Government’s fight against corruption.