𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗖 𝗞𝗜𝗖𝗞𝗦 𝗢𝗙𝗙 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜-𝗖𝗢𝗥𝗥𝗨𝗣𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗗𝗔𝗬 (𝗜𝗔𝗖𝗗)
Liberia will join other countries around the world to celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD). The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) will take lead among other anti-graft institutions in Liberia to commemorate the day on December 9, 2021.
This year celebration will begin on December 2, and will include a two day training seminar for four selected sectors that are considered crucial in the fight against corruption. Those areas include the government, the business community, schools and civil society.
The training will center on anti-corruption perspectives in business and customer service practice that boost business and related economic activities of the country. Speakers at the training will come from the World Bank and Civil Society.
The main event to climax the celebration will take place on Thursday, December 9, at the Monrovia City Hall and will bring together students, CSOs, Business houses and government officials.
On October 31, 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 58/4 of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and designated December 9 as International Anti-Corruption Day.
The day is the biggest event set aside for state parties to raise massive awareness against corruption and its devastating effects on the socio-economic and political well-being of nations.
The International theme for this year is; “YOUR RIGHT, YOUR ROLE: “SAY NO TO CORRUPTION!” while the local theme is; “PROMOTING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE: CHARACTER BUILDING AND INTERGRITY FOR NATIONAL PROSPERITY AND DEVELOPMENT.
The 2021 theme seeks to highlight the rights and responsibilities of everyone including states, government officials, civil servants, law enforcement officers, media representatives, the private sector, civil society, academia, the public and youth in tackling corruption.
The Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Hon. Samuel Tweah is expected to deliver the key-note address which will center on the theme IACD.
The LACC is coordinating the IACD celebration with the GAC, IAA, FIU, LRA as well as other Civil Society Organizations including the Center for Transparency & Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL and Accountability Lab (ILab).