-Weah Responds To Making His Assets Public
At long last, President George Manneh Weah has responded to calls for his assets to be made public after declaring them in keeping with laws.
Few months after ascending to the highest seat in the country, the Liberian leader was criticized from all quarters of the Liberian society as well as integrity institutions to declare his assets, he later listened by declaring his assets to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).
Following the multiple constructions of private properties since his inauguration as president of the country, Liberians and others again called on the Liberian chief executive to publish what he declared to the LACC, but President Weah has remained tight-lip since those numerous calls.
However, in an interview with the BBC, the Liberian leader said his assets is his privacy and wants his kids and family members protected.
“It’s important that we declare our assets. My asset is my privacy. I have my kids to protect, my family to protect, so I gave them access to all my banks and they have to now protect me,” President Weah told the BBC.
President Weah has since asked all his officials of government to declare their assets in line with the laws of Liberia and for transparency and accountability.
“Most of them declared and I hope all of them will declare. I informed them that they need to declare because it’s prudent to do so and they know that there is law and they must abide by the law,” he further told the BBC. TNR