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President Sirleaf Declares Tuesday Int’l Anti-Corruption Day

MONROVIA, December 8 (LINA)-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued a Proclamation declaring Tuesday, December 9, as International Anti-Corruption Day to be observed throughout the Republic as a Working Holiday.

President Sirleaf called on all ministries and agencies of government, local and international Organizations, the United Nations System and the general public to join the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission in collaboration with civil society organizations and the National Integrity Forum, to plan and implement appropriate programs befitting the occasion.

A Foreign Ministry release says the observation is in consonance with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption which was adopted October 31, 2003 by the United Nations General Assembly declaring December 9 of each year as International Anti-Corruption Day to be observed by Member States.

The significance of the observance of this day is to raise awareness about corruption and promote Anti-Corruption campaign activities, the role of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) in combating and preventing it.

According to the release, this year marks the sixth commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day campaign in Liberia and will be celebrated in Monsterrado County.

The 2014 International Anti-Corruption Day will be celebrated under the Global theme: “Break the Corruption Chain.”

In August 2008, the Liberian Government established the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission, a Policy and a Comprehensive Strategy that outlines the preventive, educational and enforcement measures to combat Corruption in Liberia.

Corruption in both public and private sectors of a nation undermines the institutional Framework of good governance, the release noted further.

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