Liberia’s President Joseph Boakai Establishes Anti-Corruption Task Force

President Joseph Boakai of Liberia has taken decisive action against corruption by creating a task force dedicated to cracking down on corruption and recovering stolen state assets. Mr. Boakai has mandated the task force to identify and prosecute senior officials involved in corrupt practices, both current and former government officials.

Through an executive order, President Boakai emphasized the urgency of reclaiming assets acquired unlawfully at the expense of the Liberian government and its people. He stressed the need to address this pressing issue that has plagued the country.

The executive order also stipulates that individuals who illegally purchased government assets must return them. Moreover, those suspected of embezzling public assets and residing outside Liberia may face extradition.

The task force has been allocated funding and is set to commence its operations immediately.

During his campaign last year, President Boakai pledged to tackle corruption, a promise he continues to fulfill. His victory in the election signaled a clear mandate from the people to combat corruption effectively.

In the wake of his inauguration in January, President Boakai urged former officials to relinquish government assets in their possession promptly and without hesitation. This move underscores his commitment to transparency and accountability in governance.

Quest: Cris-Edesiri Odjomah

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