LACC Embarks on Training to Track Financial Crimes
MONROVIA – The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has begun three intense trainings in financial crimes investigations for the LACC, Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA) and the General Auditing Commission (GAC) at the Corina Hotel in Monrovia.
The LACC urged every participant to focus and gain the relevant knowledge that will be provided during the training, adding that the training is to enhance the capacity of participants from the LACC, GAC, FIA, and the Liberia National Police.
Giving the overview of the training, the executive director at LACC, Director Moses Varfee Kowo said the LACC is part of a program with the Ministry of Finance and the African Developmental Bank called the Integrated Public Financial Management Reformed Program or the (IPFMRP) with support to every participant’s institution.
He mentioned that the training is organized in bringing professional colleagues from Nigeria through the effort of the executive chairperson at the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission adding that the training will surface on two different faces.
He added that the first face will focus on financial crimes investigations which will be supervised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria and the second face will focus on corruption prevention and will be supervised by the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission.
“This training is organized by the LACC because the LACC is part of a program with the Ministry of Finance and the African Developmental Bank called the Integrated Public Financial Management Reformed Program or the,” he said.
The training will be conducted in two different phases with the first phase focusing on ‘Financial Crimes Investigations’ and the second and final phase will focus on ‘Corruption Prevention,’ while the training will be supervised by our Nigerian and Sierra Leone counterparts respectively.
In a brief remark, the executive chairperson at the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, Cllr. Edwin Kla Martin emphasizes the role of the LACC and urged every participant to take such training seriously noting that it is in their interest.
He extends his thanks and appreciation to LACC partners who are making fighting corruption in Liberia and West Africa.
“Let me extend my thanks and appreciation to every one of us that took upon our time to be here and I pray that we all make use of this training to build capacity in tracking corruption in Liberia and West Africa,” Cllr. Martin added.