Baikpeh Declares Assets To LACC

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The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission has released its first batch of exit asset declaration compliance and non-compliance reports by officials of the Coalition for Democratic Change government.  Under Section 10.1 of Liberia’s 2014 Code of Conduct, all top government officials are required to declare their assets and personal interest. In a report released on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, the LACC said of the total 124 officials on the list, 57 persons are yet to comply with the mandate, while 67 officials have already declared.  The report stressed that most of the non-compliant officials are Deputy and Assistant Ministers as well as Deputy Directors among others. For Grand Bassa, former Superintendent Janjay Baikpeh is among 3 superintendents to comply with the LACC. Baikpeh’s assert declaration opens him up to LACC investigation. The LACC threatened to impose sanctions on non-compliant officials when the Act is approved by the 55th Legislature, stressing that such a decision will be taken in collaboration with key government entities. It noted that the sanctions will include the withholding of compensation, including salaries and other bonuses, refusal or denial of government services, such as business registration, tax clearance, passport renewal and national ID card renewal, among other government provided services. BY: Ablee-Jay Staff

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