Over the years, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been blamed for the inaction of the Government of Liberia in terms of ensuring the prosecution against individuals accused of corruption and taking other actions to deter corruption. For nearly 10 years now, several transparency and anti-graft institutions have been established and equipped; carrying out audits, investigations and engaging in activities that are exposing acts of corruption in the public sector.
The General Auditing Commission (GAC), the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC), the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) are amongst the forerunner institutions in the fight against corruption and actions that subject public resources to abuse. These institutions have altogether produced numerous reports linking officials of government and other individuals to alleged acts of corruption and abuse of the public trust.
Creating the means for the accused to face the law and if found guilty handed the requisite punishments has been farfetched, thereby creating a culture of impunity where allegations of corruption against individuals are no longer seen as an issue of concern. In most instances, people implicated in audits or reports of investigations are made to resign their positions and go sky free while others are dismissed but later appointed in different positions in government.
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