Sirleaf gives officials 2-week ultimatum to make assets public
Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has threatened to take punitive action, including dismissal, against any of her official failing to publically declare their assets in two weeks time.
Sirleaf’s ultimatum was announced on Thursday by presidential press Secretary Jerolinmek Piah at a news conference in Monrovia on Thursday.
This is just the latest in a series of warnings from the Liberian leader to her Ministers and other senior officials, most of whom have refused to abide by a mandate of the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to publicly declare their assets dating back to Sirleaf’s first term more than six years ago.
Click audio below to listen to a report by WADR’s Monrovia Correspondent William Selmah on Sirleaf’s two-week ultimatum to her officials to comply or face drastic actions.
China to build giant complex in Liberia
After constructing the new giant African Union headquarters complex in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, China will shortly construct the second largest building on the continent in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.
A statement from the Liberian presidency says China has agreed to fund and carry out the construction of a New government Ministerial Complex in Monrovia.
The cost of the second largest Chinese constructed building in Africa was not disclosed.
But the statement said upon a request of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, China has also agreed to fund the construction of new modern structures on the grounds of the country’s parliament and construct new vocational training center in Monrovia.