UNMIL DSRSG Vrey joins President Sirleaf at an assets declaration workshop

7 Jul 2017

UNMIL DSRSG Vrey joins President Sirleaf at an assets declaration workshop

Monrovia - UNMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Political and Rule of Law, Waldemar Vrey today joined with Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, senior government officials, representatives of Civil Society and international community in Monrovia at the opening ceremony of a One-Day Training Workshop on declaration of assets.

The DSRSG said that the declaration of income, assets and liabilities will raise the level of trust between public servants and the population.

“This is not only something that people want you to do, this encourages more transparency and confidence among public services,” said the DRSG.

He seized the moment to reaffirm the United Nations’ continued support to Liberia in the wake of the UNMIL’s departure.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called on all presidential aspirants, presidential appointees and other public officials to make public disclosures of their declarations of assets and liabilities.  She said that this was not a privilege but compliance with the law.

As part of ongoing effort to end corruption, the Code of Conduct of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) requires that all public officials and employees of the government involved in making decisions affecting contracting, tendering or procurement and issuance of licenses of various types declare their income, assets and liabilities.