The Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. Frances Johnson Allison has called for the collective efforts of all Liberians in the fight against corruption. Speaking recently during an interactive forum on corruption held with students of the A.M.E. Zion Academy on Benson Street, Cllr. Allison said corruption is a dangerous practice that continues to impede development in society and therefore noted that any successful fight against this menace will require the collective efforts of all Liberians for the common good of the country.

 

The interactive forum at the A.M.E. Zion Academy was a continuation of the Commission’s anti-corruption campaign at learning institutions. The campaign is aimed at educating students about the mandate of the LACC and sensitizing them on the effects of fighting corruption and the benefits associated with its eradication. The campaign has so far covered fifteen learning institutions comprising primary and secondary schools as well as universities.

During the forum, the LACC boss also gave the students an overview of the work of the Commission and efforts being made by the LACC in the fight against corruption. She urged the students to desist from the practice of cheating for grades, which she said was another form of corruption.

 

The LACC Executive Chairperson assured Liberians that the Commission would remain resolute and more robust in ensuring the prosecution of individuals accused of corruption regardless of status in society. Students actively participated in the forum by posing several questions to the LACC boss on the issue of corruption in Liberia. During the forum, the Commission distributed several awareness materials including posters, brochures, stickers, T-shirts, the LACC Act, and the National Anti-Corruption Strategy.