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Weah Vows to Crackdown on Corruption as He Struggles for Second Term

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By Festus Poquie

President George Weah has promised to accelerate the fight against corruption if he secures a second term mandate.

The incumbent President who is facing a tough reelection battle was heavily criticized for his poor handling of graft related issues.

Three of his top officials were sanctioned by the United States department of Treasury for corruption. Weah’s main rival has been rallying the population on the falling of the current administration to decisively crackdown on misapplication and mismanagement of state resources.

‘Having reconstituted the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission – which now has seven independent commissioners – we will accelerate efforts to fight corruption and ensure accountability across government,” Weah told supporters Wednesday in the capital Monrovia

“The new LACC – which has already been given unprecedented powers – will have my full backing to independently fight waste, fraud, and abuse of public resources. We will similarly continue to empower every integrity institution, including the IAA and the LACC, while making sure that they work together to move the fight against corruption to a new level.

“We will also double our efforts to address concerns about livelihood, employment conditions of civil servants, and youth empowerment.”

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