February 21, 2024

CENTAL Calls for Prosecution of Former and Current Officials Sanctioned for Corruption

Monrovia, Liberia – The US government’s sanctions against former and present Liberian government officials for public corruption have been reintegrated by the corruption monitor, the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia.

Over the years, over nine Liberian politicians have been sanctioned by the US government under the Global Magnitshy Act for alleged human rights violations and public corruption.

George Weah, the former president of Liberia, did not look into the allegations of corruption against his close associates and staff.

CENTAL, on the other hand, has supported the prosecution of these officials and has made reference to important anti-corruption initiatives and reforms in an open letter to President Boakai. They called on the Liberian leader to take action, as he always speaks about accountability and transparency.

A national branch of Transparency International (TI), a global coalition against corruption with chapters and networks in more than 120 countries, the Center for Transparency and Accountability (CENTAL) is a civil society organization. Since 2004, CENTAL has taken the lead in and continued to maintain active civil society participation in integrity-building and anti-corruption initiatives in Liberia. Various stakeholders have been involved in the institution’s work over this time, such as common people, local and national government officials, international non-governmental organizations, bilateral and multilateral institutions, the private sector, the media, and other civil society organizations. Through all of these interactions, CENTAL has been able to expand its core competencies, which now include practical research, policy and evidence-based advocacy, the creation and application of participatory methodologies and tools, the development and reinforcement of integrity systems, networking, and coalition building.

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