LACC To Monitor Ebola Resources; Probe Lawmakers, Others

In an effort to ensure transparency, accountability and integrity in the management of Ebola resources, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has embarked on a program to monitor and make sure that adequate internal controls and systems are instituted in the administration of said resources.

The LACC has therefore requested the National Ebola Task Force to furnish the   list of all monetary contributions and payments made to the National Ebola Trust Fund, along with information of all other related resources. Additionally, the Commission has entreated the National Ebola Task Force to provide a full list of all administrators of Ebola resources.

Meanwhile, the LACC informs the public that it is investigating alleged acts of impropriety involving some members of the National Legislature and a Consultant regarding a contract to review the Petroleum Law of Liberia. The Commission hereby assures the public that the investigation will be conducted with the utmost degree of professionalism.

The LACC will appropriately inform the public about the outcome of this investigation.

Although the LACC did not mention the names of those expected to be investigated, it is highly believed that two lawmakers- Speaker Alex Tyler of Bomi County and Adolph Lawrence, as well as the National

Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) are expected to be invited by the Commission.

Already, NOCAL in a press release on the issue said it did nothing wrong in the financial transaction.

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