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President orders audit of central bank

Publish date: 12 February 2024
Issue Number: 1063
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Liberia

Liberia's President Joseph Boakai has commissioned an audit of three key government institutions, including the central bank, as part of efforts to tackle graft, the Presidency said. Boakai, who defeated his predecessor George Weah in November elections, won on the promise to tackle corruption and improve livelihoods in the West African nation, a Reuters report on the US News site says. The anti-corruption push included an audit of the former government. The Presidency said Boakai had asked Liberia's General Auditing Commission to carry out an audit of the central bank, the national security agency and the executive protection service. The inspection will focus on the period from 2018 to 2023, and report its findings within three months. It marks ‘the beginning of a holistic audit of government Ministries and agencies’ in line with Boakai's commitment to fighting graft and ensuring transparency, the statement said.

Full US News report

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