The Ministry of Justice has proposed a bill seeking autonomy for the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Hours ahead of President George Weah’s address to the nation, a communication has leaked to the public showing Justice Minister Musa Dean requesting that the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission launch a “full-scale investigation” into the findings of the General Auditing Commission’s recent report on the US$25 million mop-up funds.
Imagine staring death in the face while on a crime-ridden street at midnight in Liberia. It announces itself, as two assailants approach you threateningly, while another lunges at you with scissors. The air is still and quiet, but the thud of your heart rings loudly in your ears.
In March 2019, a gay man reported being attacked and severely brutalized at a local club in Monrovia, after his attackers identified his sexual orientation.
Transparency International’s local affiliate, the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia, has termed the recent report released by the General Audit Commission into the US$25 million mop-up of excess Liberian dollars from the market as a “waste of the Liberian people’s precious time and money.”
The General Auditing Commission has released its report on the US$25 million used to mop-up excess Liberian dollars on the market. The report shows many discrepancies between what the Central Bank reported and what the investigators found.
President George Weah has made additional nominations in government affecting the Ministry of Justice.
On Thursday, May 16, the General Auditing Commission submitted a report into the expenditure of the US$25 million to President George Weah, which was intended to mop up excess Liberian dollars from the market.