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Friday, June 29, 2012

Undeclared Asset to Trigger Presidential Wrath

Attorney Isaac A. Jackson, Deputy Minister for Public Affairs at the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT), last Thursday, June 28, 2012 cautioned officials of the Liberian government about the level of seriousness attached to asset declaration by the President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. He told journalists at the MICAT press briefing that the declaration of asset by public officials is essential in the fight against corruption which have menaced the Liberian society for a long period of time. Declaration of assets as the Minister puts is a policy of government that must be adhered to by all those serving the interest of the Liberian people. Atty. Jackson said there are letters being sent out from the offices of the President to several individuals holding public offices who are yet to declare their assets stating that non-compliance will not be taken lightly. Though the minister did not say what actions the President plan to take against individuals that may choose not the comply to the policy, when asked about actions that may result from non-compliance to the policy minister Jackson said the actions could be dismissal of the such individual.

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