President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Pres. Sirleaf Proposes Corruption, Financial Crime Court
By Joseph Toe, LINA
\MONROVIA, January 25 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is to submit to the National Legislature a bill to establish a corruption and financial crime court.
This is one of several bills announced when President Sirleaf delivered her State of the Nation address before a joint session of the National Legislature in the William R. Tolbert Chambers at the Capitol Building in Monrovia Monday.
According to the President, a bill amending the 2008 Act of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) giving it “direct prosecutorial power” on corruption cases will also be submitted to the Legislature.
She noted that a bill to ratify the Ministry of Transport and the establishment of an independent driving and motor vehicle administration to reflect present-day realities will be submitted as well.
Other bills for submission are foreign trade bill, competition bill, the establishment of the Board of National Park and Wildlife Conservation and Protection of various management laws, she indicated.
She added that a bill to ratify the concession agreement between the Republic of Liberia and the Liberia Cocoa Corporation to be known as Rubber Development Fund is slated for submission to the Legislature.
A bill creating the Ministry of Local Government in order to carryout decentralization programs will also be submitted, the president said.