2019 Barometer Report Rates Liberian Legislature, National Police, Including Other Government Agencies As Most Corrupt Institutions In Liberia
The Global Corruption Barometer Africa 2019 reveals that more than half of all citizens surveyed in 35 African Countries think that corruption is getting worse in their country with Liberia amongst the least performers.
59 percent of people think their government is doing badly at tackling corruption.
Reading the report in Monrovia Thursday, CENTAL Executive Director Anderson Miamen said more than Fifty-five (55%) of the Country’s population perceives that corruption is on the increase with no prompt action being taken to remedy the situation, while twenty-three (23%) believes there is decrease in corrupt practices, and 15 percent believes it remains the same.
The CENTAL 2019 indicator report also reveals that over the last few years, the efforts to address impunity by timely and impartially prosecuting alleged corrupt individuals remains limited and very disappointing.
According to Anderson Miamen, the government lack of interest to effectively apply anti-corruption legislation is allowing unscrupulous individuals to feast on public resources without fear of prosecution.
He further recommends that the Liberian government takes steps to delivers on its anti-corruption commitments by thoroughly implementing existing anti-corruption laws and policies without prejudice.
He said the government’s commitment to fighting corruption must be fast check and demand constant reports from integrity institutions such as the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, General Auditing Commission, and the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission