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Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the House of Representatives, Ben A. Fofana
 

 

“Fight Against Corruption Gaining Steam, Despite Challenges,” Rep. Fofana
By Richard D. Baysah, Margibi County Correspondent

KAKATA, September 24 (LINA)-The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the House of Representatives, Ben A. Fofana, says the fight against corruption in government is gaining momentum, despite numerous challenges associated with the process.

Representative Fofana said the setting up of several anti-graft and integrity institutions that are now set to robustly tackle corruption head-on, is a testimony of the Liberian Government’s seriousness in the fight against corruption.

Representative Ben Fofana made the statement on Wednesday evening in Kakata at the end of a one-day working retreat of Public Accounts Committee members of both houses of the National Legislature.

He said he differs with people who claim that the Liberian Government is not making any effort to fight corruption in government, adding
“based on the establishment of anti-graft institutions, the impact will accumulate and after a period of time their actions will be
translated into tangible actions that will curtail corruption in Liberia”.

He noted that that if government was not making any effort in the fight against corruption, it could not have set up these anti- graft
institutions.

Representative Fofana indicated that Liberia is deeply entrenched in corruption, even though it is not the most corrupt nation on earth as
indicated in the world corruption index adding, Liberia is listed in the lower bracket of the index.

He stressed that all three branches of the Liberian Government are working together to ensure that the fight against corruption gains
momentum adding, “It’s a process and not an event”.

The One-Day Working Retreat brought together committee members of both houses of the National Legislature to review public hearings conducted
on ministries and agencies of Government.
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