The former County Attorney for Montserrado County, Cllr Edwin Martin, a veteran criminal prosecutor, who has been confirmed as Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) officially takes over the reins of affairs today.
In a move that signals renewed commitment of the Weah administration to Anti-corruption efforts, Chairman Martin was nominated and effortlessly confirmed by the Honorable Liberian Senate last week.
In what appears to be a rejuvenated LACC, Cllr. Martin and Cllr. Kanio Bai Gbala, who is Vice Chair of the LACC and who has acted as Chair for the last 3 months, were seen in a united embrace at Cllr. Martin’s Temple of Justice office on Capitol.
Going by various reports, some legal Pundits are of the opinion that the days of division and internal wrangling at the LACC are long gone and those who pilfer the public purse have a lot to fear from what seems to be a dynamic team at the LACC.
In an official Facebook post from Cllr. Gbala regarding the appointment of Cllr. Martin, he declared that “Cllr. Martin is a “big brother and senior counsel who brings years of experience to the Commission and that he is ready and prepared to work assiduously under Cllr. Martin’s vision to lift the LACC in the coming months.”