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Liberians Must Know Boakai’s Assets Worth

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Few days ago, Liberia’s new President, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, announced to the Liberian Nation the declaration of his assets to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).

President Boakai declared his assets almost 14 days after he ascended to the Nation’s Presidency amid multiple calls by anti-corruption advocacy, civil society and pro-democracy groups for him to do so.

The President’s assets declaration was in line with the Code of Conduct for public officials and in consonance with Liberia’s fight against corruption, a menace which many commentators said, has not only been systemic and unbridled in the public sector but also serves as a vampire that sucks away Liberia’s economic lifeblood.

Prior to ascending to the Liberian Presidency, Ambassador Boakai, then, as an opposition political leader, consistently advocated for, and assured that open and transparent governance, characterized by accountability, transparency, and probity would remain the hallmarks of his leadership as President of the Republic of Liberia.

This is why, we, at The INDEPENDENT Newspaper were encouraged and overwhelmed with delight when President Boakai announced that he has declared his assets to the LACC.

However, since the President made the assets declaration announcement, Liberians at home and abroad are yet to know the assets of the President that have been declared.

To put it another way, Liberian citizens do not know the specifics of President Joseph Nyuma Boakai’s much-heralded declared assets, and how such declaration can be verified and or/ authenticated when such assets are yet to be publicized.

This is why, we are humbly requesting His Excellency, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, to take another step towards transparent and accountable governance by telling the entire Nation his actual financial and /or material worth prior to becoming President of Liberia on 22, January, 2024.

We sincerely think it is not enough for President Boakai to declare his assets without telling his fellow compatriots at home and in the Diasporas his actual financial or materials worth which may be contained in his declaration.

In other words, we are holding President Boakai to his own words to “lead by examples” and for the rest of his government officials to follow his positive paths.

The Liberian people who are the custodians of state power want to see and verified the assets declared by their President, Joseph Nyuma Boakai; Vice President, Jeremiah Kpan Koung; Senate President Pro-Tempore, Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, Senators and members of the House of Representatives, members of the Cabinet and the Judiciary publicized in line with Liberia’s declared war against corruption.

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