February 25, 2024

President Boakai Declares Assets at LACC

REITERATES COMMITMENT TO ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

Monrovia, Liberia – President Joseph Nyuma Boakai has fulfilled his obligation to declare his assets under the 1986 Liberian Constitution, barely two weeks after taking office.

On Thursday, February 8, 2024, the President will officially declare his assets at the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) headquarters in Congo Town, reaffirming his dedication to accountability and openness.

In an interview with the press, President Boakai stated that doing the right thing via transparency is essential if the nation is to flourish.

“As leaders, we have a challenge in this country because we need to lead by example. I declared my assets today because I think that’s the right thing to do. We must act morally and responsibly if we hope to advance, flourish, and leave this nation as a future for the next generation.”

“In order for them to evaluate me in the future, I therefore disclose my assets to ensure that they are aware of what I am bringing to the table. Thus, in fulfilling my pledge, this is what I’ve done.”

All public officials in Liberia are required to declare their assets, and this requirement is outlined in the Code of Conduct for Public Officials, which can be found in Section 10.1 of the country’s 2014 Code of Conduct and Chapter 11, Article 90 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia.

The primary goals of the code’s introduction into the Constitution were to guard against corruption and the misuse of public office, as well as to guarantee openness among public servants.

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