In the wake of reports of his alleged involvement with a situation of conflict of interest that could jeopardize investigation of the 300,000 United States dollars corruption saga, the Deputy V ice Chairman of the Liberia Anti-Corruption, Cllr. Kanio Bai Gbala has requested a month-long leave of absence from work commencing effective as of August 31, 2021; says his “integrity remains intact.”
His request for one-month leave of absence in response to a report by the FrontpageAfrica to amongst other things wrapped the deputy LACC boss in a conflict of interest allegation concerning the National Port Authority (NPA) scandal.
“I woke up this morning to a news report from FrontpageAfrica alleging that I was/am involved in a conflict of interest surrounding activities of the National Port Authority,” Cllr. Gbala said.
He explained that the FrontpageAfrica report follows a single question he received from Lennart Dodoo inquiring whether or not he, Gbala, owned shares in a company called Creative Developers Inc., a question which he furthered, was immediately followed by a strange whatsApp text from Mr. Henry Costa who declared, “I got you solid now!”
Apparently perturbed by the report and the subsequent messages from Lennart and Costa, Cllr Gbaala reassured all those who know his stellar character and track record that that he owns no shares and occupy no positions of authority in the company under question.
Secondly he said, “Beyond our lack of direct association with the company in question, we have engaged in no illegal acts and breached no policy on conflict of interest insofar as Liberian laws are concerned.
Cllr Gbala thirdly indicates that t𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰’𝘀 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗖 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗨𝗦𝗗 𝟯𝟬𝟬𝗸 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗔𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗱𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝗶𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗣𝗔 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳.
“𝗟𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗻𝗼 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗨𝗦𝗗 𝟯𝟬𝟬𝗸 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻,” he pointed out
To ensure that this matter is quickly resolved absent the usual politicization, the LACC official said he requested and received permission from the LACC Executive Chairperson Cllr. Edwin K. Martin to take a month leave of absence to allow the independent and professional men of the LACC to undertake an unbiased investigation of the matter.
“I also strongly encourage Mr. Rodney Sieh and FrontpageAfrica to now engage the authorities and provide all evidences including the so-called 150-page dossier that he claims proves these spurious allegations,” he added.
He then admonished those who follow and trust him, to be assured once again that he remains supremely confident that our names will be cleared from this political dogfight that seeks to undermine the great work the LACC has embarked upon in recent days.