MISUSING PUBLIC RESOURCES WILL NOT GO UNPUNISHED
Monrovia, Liberia – In addition to declaring that his administration will audit the previous administration and that abuse of public finances will not go unpunished, President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has underlined his commitment to fighting corruption.
During the United Methodist University’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, held in Domah Town on the RIA Highway, President Boakai reminded the graduating class that corruption steals the potential of future generations and impedes the development of any nation.
In order to reconstruct the country, President Boakai urged all residents to lend their assistance, saying that although the “road to recovery may seem daunting, together, we will overcome and build a Liberia that stands as a beacon of integrity, progress, and prosperity.”
He said that, as part of this mission, he has reiterated his government’s pledge to audit the previous administration in order to guarantee accountability and openness.
“We acknowledge the seriousness of the economic challenges facing our nation, and we are determined to implement measures that promote fiscal responsibility. Most importantly, we want to send a clear message to our public officials: misusing public resources will not go unpunished.”
“This audit is not intended to be a witch hunt, we would like to make that clear. Rather, it is an essential step in realizing the scope of the problems we confront and making sure that those who violate the law are held accountable.”