President Weah Declears Monday, December 9, 2019 International Anti-Corruption Day

His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
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President George Manneh Weah has issued a Proclamation declaring Monday, December 9, 2019 as International Anti-Corruption Day and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a Working Holiday.


The Proclamation calls on Ministries and Agencies of Government, Local and International Organizations in Liberia, Civil Society Organizations and the National Integrity Forum as well as the General Public to join the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission to plan and execute appropriate programs befitting the occasion.


According to a Foreign Ministry release this year’s celebration, which marks the 11th commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day Campaign in Liberia, will be celebrated under the theme: ‘’TOGETHER WE ARE UNITED AGAINST CORRUPTION’’.


The significance of the observance is to raise awareness about corruption and promote Anti-Corruption campaign activities, including the role of the “United Nations Convention Against Corruption” (UNCAC) in combating and preventing corruption.    


The release further recounted that this year International Anti-Corruption Day’s celebration will commence Friday, December 6, 2019 at 3 0’clock Ante Meridian with a round table discussion at the Peace Empire Hotel in Ganta, Nimba County.


The event will be climaxed with an out-door parade in the principle streets of Ganta on Monday, December 9, 2019 beginning at 10’0clock Ante Meridian.


The General Assembly of the United Nations on 31st October 2003 unanimously designated December 9th each year as International Anti-Corruption Day, when it adopted the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, (UNCAC), to be observed by Member States, the Proclamation noted.   


In August 2008, the Government of the Republic of Liberia established the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, a Policy and a comprehensive strategy that outline the preventive, educational and enforcement measures to combat corruption in Liberia, the release added.