The Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. James N. Verdier, Jr. has appealed to UNMIL and other missions in Liberia to provide moral support to the Commission as a way of enhancing its work.
Cllr. Verdier said while the LACC welcomes technical and logistical support from UNMIL and other missions in Liberia, the Commission would appreciate their moral support which will help boost its work and discourage perpetrators of corruption.
The LACC boss was speaking on Thursday, July 10, 2014, when the new Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Consolidation of Democratic Governance, Antonio Vigilante paid a familiarization visit at the Commission.
During the visit, Cllr. Verdier also briefed the Deputy SRSG on the mandate of the Commission in the areas of investigation, prosecution and education. He made it clear that the Commission was determined to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of corruption without fear or favor.
Also speaking during the visit, Mr. Vigilante praised the level of work of the LACC and admonished the Commission to muster courage and be steadfast in its work, noting that “people will take you serious depending on your work”.