LACC Takes Corruption Fight To Markets

In an effort to sensitize ordinary Liberians about the ills of corruption, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) will tomorrow, Thursday, July 17, 2014, commence the first phase of its anti-corruption awareness campaign in market places.

The campaign will commence at the Red Light Market and continue to the LBS and Coal Field Markets. The Executive Chairperson of the LACC, Cllr. James N. Verdier, Jr. is expected to officially launch the campaign.

The overall goal is to use a bottom up approach in changing the mindset of marketers on corruption and explain to them the evil, causes, manifestations and dimensions of corruption in Liberia.

The anti-corruption awareness program will dramatize real life situations such as how patients die in hospitals because they do not have money to give “cold water” for services; how poor people suffer injustice because a Judge takes bribe, how we patronize corrupt officials by honoring them; how marketers inflate prices of goods, and how ordinary Liberians are manhandled because of a police being bribed, amongst others.

The LACC intends to take this awareness campaign to all regular market places and “market day markets” throughout the country.

The Commission is implementing this pilot project in partnership with the Liberia Marketing Association, Motorcycle Union, Wheelbarrow Union and Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL).

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