The International Justice Group, a group that aims to see Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission report implemented, has called on President George Weah and former president Ellen Jonson Sirleaf to provide an explanation to the Liberian people and the international community about the supposed disappearance of L$16 billion in banknotes.
The group, which issued a press release on September 20, said the scandal “has to do with money laundering, which has global implications with the money being printed in a foreign country.”
IJG noted that this is not the first missing container saga that has occurred in Liberia, adding that “in 2007, two ships allegedly with printed money disappeared at the National Port Authority.”
“The ongoing money laundering saga in Liberia is because of rewarding impunity and protecting murderers and abusers in Liberia,” the release noted.
The International Justice Group is staffed by individuals who were commissioners on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, including Massa Washington, Jerome Verdier, and John H. T. Stewar. The TRC investigated human rights violations that occurred during the country’s protracted civil crisis and made several recommendations to promote peace and reconciliation.