Overview

The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) principal functions are set out in the Act to Establish the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC). In summary, they are:

  • To lead the implementation of the Anti-Corruption strategy of Liberia
  • To investigate corrupt conduct in the public sector
  • To prosecute corrupt conduct in the public sector
  • To actively prevent corruption in public sector institutions, and
  • To educate the citizens and public sector about corruption and its effects.

The jurisdiction of the LACC extends to all public sector agencies in Liberia and employees, including government departments, local councils, members of parliament, ministers, the judiciary and the governor. The LACC’s jurisdiction also extends to those performing public official functions.

The Mission of LACC is to prevent, address and reduce corruption in the public and private sectors and
to promote good governance, integrity and the rule of law.

ROLES AND MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • Ensure a coordinated, consistent, effective, realistic, and sustained fight Against Corruption;
  • Promote transparency, accountability, integrity and access to information at all levels of society in Liberia’s Fight Against Corruption;
  • Engage and work with the citizens of Liberia and the government, business, education
    and national/community based organizations in the Fight Against Corruption;
  • Provide a governmental and non-governmental framework for the effective participation, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and review of anti-corruption activities in the fight against corruption;
  • Break the culture of impunity that has engulfed Liberia by punishing people fairly, but
    effectively in keeping with rule of law in Liberia’s fight against corruption;
  • Ensure that Corruption investigations and cases are handled fairly, effectively and efficiently, free of political influence in the fight against corruption;
  • Promote public awareness related to the direct and indirect cost of corruption to the Liberian people and the role of each citizen in the fight against corruption;
  • Ensure effective monitoring of the fight against corruption through oversight bodies and mechanisms that involve the consistent participation of Civil Society

VISION

The LACC is by law, the lead governmental agency in addressing and preventing corruption. However, it cannot succeed without strong and broad-based partnerships with every official and every citizen at the community, national, regional and international levels.

Long-term sustainable Partnerships with governmental/nongovernmental and private organizations
and the public;

  • Cooperation, Coordination and Advocacy;
  • Information Dissemination, Education and Public Awareness;
  • Preventive and transparency Measures through a Code Of Conduct and Enacted Government Laws, including laws related to Access to information, Whistle Blowing and Income and Asset Disclosure;
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Alleged Corruption Practices at the highest and lowest levels of the Liberian society;
  • Recovery of assets and restitution of proceeds of acts of corruption;
  • Research into the causes, manifestations and hidden dimensions of corruption

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of LACC is to prevent, address and reduce corruption in the public and private sectors and to promote good governance, integrity and the rule of law.

ROLES AND MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • Ensure a coordinated, consistent, effective, realistic, and sustained fight Against Corruption;
  • Promote transparency, accountability, integrity and access to information at all levels of society in Liberia’s Fight Against Corruption;
  • Engage and work with the citizens of Liberia and the government, business, education and national/community based organizations in the Fight Against Corruption;
  • Provide a governmental and non-governmental framework for the effective participation coordination, monitoring, evaluation and review of anti-corruption activities in the Fight Against Corruption;
  • Break the culture of impunity that has engulfed Liberia by punishing people fairly, but effectively in keeping with rule of law in Liberia’s Fight Against Corruption;
  • Ensure that Corruption investigations and cases are handled fairly, effectively and efficiently, free of political influence in the Fight Against Corruption;
  • Promote public awareness related to the direct and indirect cost of corruption to the Liberian people and the role of each citizen in the Fight Against Corruption;
  • Ensure effective monitoring of the Fight Against Corruption through oversight bodies and mechanisms that involves the consistent participation of Civil Society

1. ADMINISTRATION:

  • Employing professional staffs with integrity;
  • Working closely with Governmental/Non-governmental and private partners;
  • Building capacity and specialized training of LACC staff on targeted issues;
  • Promoting inter-agency cooperation and coordination;
  • Providing adequate and appropriate logistical support.;

2. EDUCATION AND PREVENTION:

  • Conducting nationwide research, public, business and government opinion surveys and annual monitoring and reporting on the state of Corruption in Liberia;
  • Ensuring nationwide education, information and public awareness through publications, the media and the web;
  • Ensuring broad stakeholders engagements, coalition-building and advocacy on targeted issues of utmost concern to the future of Liberia;
  • Conducting integrity workshops and community meetings with all key stakeholders;
  • Communicate what acts of corruption are, their manifestations and effects on the society and the benefits of reducing them.

3. ENFORCEMENT:

  • Receiving and promptly acting on complaints of alleged corruption;
  • Working closely with the Liberian Law Enforcement Community and the Liberian society;
  • Conducting fair, efficient, effective, non-politicized investigation, indictments and prosecutions;
  • Ensuring effective but fair punishment under the rule of law;
  • After conviction, recover assets acquired from acts of corruption from the Liberian Government and/or private ownership.