Asset Declaration Debate Over
-Pres. Weah Fulfills Section 10.2
Critics and supporters of President George Manneh Weah were fiercely engaged in an intellectual battle shortly after his inauguration on January 22, 2018.
The two forces were totally locked up in a debate surrounding asset declaration of the President; while critics were calling for immediate declaration of assets, supporters said, the President needed time to fulfill the law.
But As The Public Agenda Reports, the General Auditing Commission (GAC) has confirmed that the Liberian leader has already ended the asset declaration debate.The General Auditing Commission (GAC) said,it has received the declaration of personal interests, income, assets and liabilities forms from Pres. Weah on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 6:05 PM.
According to confirmed report from the GAC, the submission of personal interests, income, assets and liabilities forms by the President was in fulfillment of Section 10.2 of the Code of Conduct which calls on public officials of the Executive Branch of Government to declare their personal interests, income, assets and liabilities to the General Auditing Commission.
“In line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the GAC and the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission signed on October 6, 2016, the GAC will forward to the LACC the President’s Declaration and all other declarations submitted to the GAC,” the report says.
Meanwhile, the GAC has called on all cabinet ministers, public officials and employees of Government involved in making decisions affecting contracting, tendering or procurement, and issuance of licenses of various types to declare their income, assets and liabilities.
The exercise, according to the GAC,is intended to enhance accountability and transparency, curtail corruption and acquisition of illicit wealth and to increase public confidence and trust in the governance system.