LACC Releases First List of Assets Declaration for Out-going Government Officials

(Monrovia) – The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has published the first listing of appointed exiting Government officials as required by law.
Section 10.1 of the Liberia’s 2014 Code of Conduct mandates the LACC to publish Assets declaration and Personal interest of out-going government officials.
Owing to the above mandate, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), as promised, on January 10, 2024, published the first listing of out-going Government officials who were both compliant and non-compliant in the Assets declaration and Personal interest.
The list published by the LACC shows that Liberia National Police Inspector General Patrick T. Sudue, is among several high profile out-going government appointees to be in non-compliance of the LACC mandates.
Section 5.2 (o) of the amended and restated Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) Act of 2022 enshrines the responsibility of the LACC in executing Liberia’s Asset Declaration and Verification Regime.
The LACC Act defines the function of the LACC for asset declaration as:
“To institute and operate the assets declaration and verification regimes of the Government of Liberia, pursuant to the Code of Conduct Act of 2014”.
Section 5.2 (o)(vi) further provides for LACC to recommend to the Legislature for enactment into law sanction(s) for breach of the Asset Declaration Guidelines.
Against this backdrop, upon approval by the Legislature, the LACC will collaborate with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Liberia Revenue Authority, Public Procurement and Concession Commission, Liberia Business Registry, National Identity Registry, and other government service providers to impose the following sanctions on Non-Compliant Officials:

  • Withholding of compensation, including salaries and other bonuses;
  • Refusal or denial of government services, such as business registration, tax clearance, passport renewal, national ID card renewal, among other government provided services;
  • No appointment to government positions.

The release furthered, “the LACC encourages all public officials including exiting officials who have not yet declared their assets to immediately proceed to the LACC and declare. The LACC will continue to revise and publish updated listings at least weekly on our official website, as well as in the print and electronic media. This is an ongoing exercise; the list will be updated at least weekly until the entire Exit Declaration process is concluded,” the statement from the LACC concluded.
Please refer to the Document from the LACC above for full list of Compliant and Non-Compliant Out-going Government Appointees.

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