LIBERIA: CSO WANT BOAKAI TO PROSECUTE PUBLIC RESOURCES AND ASSETS ABUSERS
The Civil Society Organizations in Liberia on Monday recommended to the President-elect Joseph Boakai to insure that all those who will be identified to have abused public resources and assets are prosecuted.
“Comprehensively audit the outgoing administration and prosecute those who will be identified to have abused public resources and assets. In line due process of law, we call for an objective, thorough and an inclusive process that ensures that any public resources and assets corrupted are identified, retrieved, and used for the benefit of the public/population. We strongly recommend that the process be extended to then/previous Unity Party led administration (2006 to 2017) during which some officials abused public trust and resources, for which they need to be held equally accountable.” A press release from CSO indicated.
According to the press release, the statement was made during a press conference held by the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL), Organization for Women and Children (ORWOCH), Accountability Lab Liberia (Alab), Naymote Partners for Democratic Development, Public Health Initiative Liberia (PHIL), Community Healthcare Initiative (CHI), and Integrity Watch Liberia (IWL).
The CSO asked Joseph Boakai to collaborate and implement a very transparent, robust transition, and an inclusive process.
“Among others things, all government properties, assets and finances must be identified and documented with clear reports produced and disseminated to the public. This is important to avoid the mistakes of the past, including claims and counter claims that the CDC led government took over a very broke economy.” The CSO recommended.