The Head of the group National Anti Corruption Integrity Forum James Koryor has challenged President George Weah to take more practical action and end impunity if the fight against corruption must be taken seriously.
He said under no condition should President Weah shield Any official of his government linked to corrupt act.
James who commended the government for its timely stands in bringing international investigators including local experts to probe the 16 billion also noted that the recent report released has so many unanswered questions.
He made reference to the 25 million mop- up exercise which he noted was not done in a more conventional style as such they demand more explanations .
The human rights activist calls on the Liberian leader to balance the equation and ensure that all those linked to the saga are brought to book to face the full weight of the law.
Speaking at the official launch of the National Anti- Corruption Integrity Forum Mr. Koryor encourage his colleagues to work together to have a collective advocacy fight against corruption.
He noted that a robust civil society sector will help pressure national government to do the right thing.
The group comprising seven local civil society organizations to include: Consolidated Youth for Peace and Development,the Youth Exploring Solution, Association of Progressive Youth of Liberia and the Inspired Liberia Project.Others are: The Institute for Development and Governance,Students Against Corruption and the Global Youth Anti Corruption Network saw the need to come together to help jointly advocate from an informed background on the fight against corruption.
James said it’s focus amongst other things is to consolidate,coordinate Anti- Corruption fight in Liberia as well as enhance the watch dog civil society capacity building and provide the platform through which CSos can increase advocacy and constructively engage national government to ensure that they be more responsible and committed to improving transparency and accountability in service delivery in fighting corruption especially in the public sector.
Additionally he noted that they will as part of their thematic focus look at research as a key working tool, evidence based advocacy campaign from an informed background and many others.
Massive advocacy and community awareness on tackling or eradicating corruption will also be a part of the CSOs activities in the communities, he noted.
The CSos boss indicated that they will strengthen and establish counties structures as part of their nation wide coverage all in move to decentralized the fight against corruption.
The development of national Anti Corruption strategies will also be a fundamental pillar to their initiative from 2019 to 2021,James added.
He said they are carefully reading the just ended report on the 16 billion saga and will release its official statement from an informed,research and professional background soon.