President George Weah has outlined several plan programs as well as recommendations aimed at fighting corruption in his government.
According to him he will use his political will to fight against waste and abuse in the society.
Delivering his 3rd annual report to the national Legislature the Liberian Leader is quoted as saying:” There will be no sacred Cows in the fight against corruption”, noting that it is time to end the menace in the society.
He stated that the epidemic is prevalent in the society and it is now imperative to tackle it hands down.
However, the disclosure by the President was welcomed by others but with some it needed some clear cut specifics due to the effect it has on the society.
Speaking to reporters after the President’s annual report, Rivergee County Representative Francis Dopoh urged the President to be more real and specific in the fight against corruption which is a huge challenge for the Country generally.
He wondered how will the President speak about corruption when he did not mention the 16b and 25m investigation saga in his report including some of those who were linked to the episode, this he indicated is not realistic and specific on the part of President Weah.
“Let the President do more, let him act and take rigid decision if the fight must be holistic and realistic”, Representative Dopoh, pointed out.
He encouraged the Liberian leader to be more transparent and accountable in the fight against corruption which he has so far highlighted in his 3rd annual report to the Liberian people.
The Rivergee Lawmaker stressed that the President was initially clear on how much was reduced from his salary which was 25% but the further reduction in his salary as a result of the harmonization process was not officially disclosed to the public on Monday this he noted was a minus to his transparency and accountability fight issues which is also a key pillar to the fight against corruption in the Country.
In his annual report president Weah urged the National Legislature as part of the fight against corruption through a legislation to amend a portion of the act establishing the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) to ensure it is given the prosecutorial power, something he believes will go a long way in battling effectively the menace from the society especially the would-be perpetrators.
Dr. Weah as part of showing more seriousness to the fight against corruption also disclosed a more robust plan to track down all ghost names from Government payroll and set up an effective and modern biometric system for all public employees across the Country something that was also put in place by the previous government yet the epidemic was finally branded as cancer to society.
With the promised political will to tackle the issue and with the assurance of no sacred cowards, it is highly expected that the Liberian leader as he is considered in some quarters of the Country as the talk and do leader, he will lift up to that commitment by naming and shaming would-be perpetrators and bringing them to book in order for them to face justice.
Until the implementation stage judging from past historical situation, the disclosure by the President in the fight against corruption is still a theory, according to Representative Francis Dopoh