The National Civil Society Union of Liberia (NACSUL) has commended Liberia’s Controller and Accounting General for helping to expose corruption.
Given reason for the commendation, the civil society group said the Controller General’s exposure is a positive step towards the fight against corruption.
The Union President Amos Kanneh said: “I want to encourage the Controller General not to stop only at the point of exposure but must ensure that the law is applied,”
Mr. Kanneh said the growth of Liberia is dependent on the collective fight against financial malpractices.
“This fight must be embraced by the government because such was the platform on which it was elected”, he said.
According to a press release issued last evening by the National Civil Society Union and signed by its President, Amos Kanneh, six employees of the finance Ministry have been arrested including some executives of the GN Bank, adding, “we cannot have banking institutions that should be trustworthy to be allegedly aiding and abetting corruption.”
The National Civil Society Union chief further said the Controller in agreement with Minister Samuel Tweah invited the National Security Agency to probe the allegation.
According to him, the ministry alleged LRD$6million was withdrawn from a special account intended for government workers who have issues with their personal accounts.
“We know that some officials within the ministry of finance do not want to see a corruption free Liberia, and we know they will go after the Controller”, he said.
Kanneh said his Union urged the Controller General not be deterred in the fight against corruption.
He then called on other government agencies to follow the Controller and Accounting General footstep in exposing corruption.
“As a watchdog of the Liberian society, we charged the National Security Agency (NSA) to speed up the investigation regarding the LRD$6million and ensure that would be perpetrators have their day in court”, Mr. Kanneh concluded.