MONROVIA, LIBERIA – The Ministry of Information says it has taken note of unsubstantiated claims of corruption against the George Weah administration and allegations of state-sponsored crimes made by the political leader of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander Cummings.
The Ministry said those claims are being made without any iota of evidence. MICAT said it is surprised that Mr. Cummings, in a desperate attempt to resuscitate his tiny political stature, is acting out of character and throwing insults to satisfy his base.
The Ministry also said the government has taken unprecedented actions to help curtail the societal menace of corruption, including by the introduction of landmark legislations which would expand the powers of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission to independently investigate and prosecute offenders, and also empower whistle-blowers.
It maintained that where there have been probable cause to act against impropriety, the President has done so – including prosecuting his officials.
The government also investigated to finality, with the assistance of the U.S. embassy, the deaths of some professional Liberians – just as it did in the case of the “16 billion” hoax and the mop up exercise.
None of these reports implicated the government in any “state-sponsored murders”, the reason no international rights group has made the claim – not even the annual U.S. Human Rights report.