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Recovery of Stolen Money …JNB’s Biggest Vow

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By: H. Richard Fallah

MONROVIA: Former Vice President, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, has made a commitment to the Liberian Nation, that under his Presidency, Liberia’s stolen wealth at home and abroad would be recovered.

According to Ambassador Boakai, who is also contesting in the October 10 Polls as Presidential contender on the Unity Party (UP) ticket, the recovery of the country’s stolen wealth is one of the primary objectives of his administration, if elected as President.

In a statement issued by the Liberian Presidential hopeful recently in Monrovia, he told the Nation that corruption is a cancer that is eating up the country, and as such, it must be faced with “utmost brutality.”

JNB promised to establish and fully empower uncompromising and credible anti-corruption czars, entrusting them with the critical responsibility of recovering Liberia’s stolen funds and ill-gotten properties from officials of the succeeding Liberian governments, not excluding the current government of President George Manneh Weah.

“With their unmatched expertise and track records, you can be assured that they will be well-equipped to deliver results,” Boakai maintained.
Ambassador Boakai encouraged Liberians to acknowledge that a comprehensive and effective investigation into the alleged corrupt activities of the Weah and other succeeding regimes will be absolutely critical to achieve success and for sustainable peace, national development and progress.

JNB: “Rest assured, my government will actively pursue the recovery of ill-gotten gains and hold accountable all those who have abused their positions of trust; and the scrutiny will extend to all the individuals and institutions directly and indirectly in their transactions.”
The Unity Party Flag-bearer indicated that the fight against corruption demands a thorough examination of the Republic of Liberia’s concessions and other contracts, appropriation and execution of the national budgets, existing audit reports released by the state-owned General Auditing Commission (GAC) and other anti-corruption institutions as well as other related financial records.
“Furthermore, this process will be conducted transparently and impartially,” he asserted.
Boakai continued by saying: “Independent institutions tasked with combating corruption and building robust systems of accountability, transparency and probity will be adequately funded and empowered to play a pivotal role in this endeavor.”
He noted that their professional insights and meticulous investigations will enable his administration to uncover any illicit enrichment and ensure that justice is served in the best interest of the Liberian nation.
Ambassador Boakai who is a key opposition leader and the main political opponent to incumbent President Weah further threatened that those individuals who find themselves unable to provide a reasonable explanation for their sudden accumulation of vast wealth within a span of fewer than six years, based on their declared incomes, will be required to present their case before the judiciary.
“JNB” as he is affectionately call emphasized that this initiative will be fueled by his desire to restore faith in our democratic institutions and ensure that public resources are used for the betterment of all Liberians.
Boakai explained that by retrieving these alleged unlawfully acquired assets; his government will be able to redirect funds towards essential services such as education, healthcare, infrastructure development, and jobs creation.
“This will also send a strong signal to my own appointed officials that the highest degree of integrity is demanded of them or our reinvigorated and well-resourced anti-corruption institutions will go after them,” Ambassador Boakai accentuated.
The political leader of the former ruling Unity Party, believes that together, Liberians can build a country that is founded on principles of integrity, transparency, and accountability.
He urged all citizens to support his campaign to fight corruption, as it is crucial for the growth and prosperity of the nation.
According to JNB, the country must stand united in its determination to create a fair and just society for every Liberian, where opportunities are accessible to all, regardless of their backgrounds or connections.
Corruption in Liberia has been an age old problem, as the country continues to degenerates on the fight against the menace from one government to another, he stressed.

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