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|Audit Govt. Domestic Debts Payment For Accountability --Rep. Banney Recommends|
|Published on May 24, 2010||Email To Friend Print Version
Maryland County Representative James Banney has called for an immediate audit of all government accounts allotted to domestic debt payments to ensure accountability, fair play and good governance.
He said the General Auditing Commission (GAC) audit must also take into account all domestic arrears that have been paid and those pending to vendors especially covering fiscal 2008/2009 budgetary allotment till present.
Representative Banney’s concerns comes against the backdrop of widespread corruption allegations in government and complaints emanating from the business community, mainly vendors who had supplied the government over the last period of not being paid since President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s pronouncement in 2008/2009 that her government was prepared to pay all vendors who have been supplying the government over the last period.
Representative Banney expressed fear that if domestic debts payment account is not audited by GAC, there is likelihood that such money could be diverted.
The Maryland lawmaker also cautioned Liberians against manipulation by the ruling party to return Liberia to a one party state, this he said, will be totally resisted.
Rep. Banney remarked at a dedicatory program of the NPP headquarters in oldest Congo town, Monrovia and urged opposition political parties to be more cohesive as Liberians prepare for the 2011 elections.