Liberia: US Says Evidence Being Gathered for Possible Sanctions Against Corrupt Officials of Government, Private CitizensMONROVIA – Visiting U.S State Department’s Global Anti-Corruption Coordinator Richard Nephew said the U.S. is currently compiling evidence for possible imposition of sanctions against corrupt Liberian officials. Since then there have been mounting speculations that the U.S. is expected to unleash another batch of sanctions on perceived corrupt officials. But most importantly, it creates the opportunity for host nations harboring these corruption officials to prosecute them in line with their local laws. He called on the Government of Liberia to listen it its citizens and begin the prosecution of corrupt officials to end the culture of impunity. And some of these recommendations include staffing and empowering integrity institutions, prosecuting corrupt officials, working with the Legislature to act on audit reports and make voting records public.
Source: Front Page Africa March 17, 2023 04:11 UTC