The Communications Director at the Center for National Documents and Records Agency,Kaipee Newray wants President George Weah punish all officials of the executive branch that have failed to declare their assets.
Kaipee Newray advised that those public officials who failed to comply with the law should suffer suspension in order to serve as deterrent to potential violators in the future.
A release quote Mr.Newray as saying, the refusal to declare assets undermine the fight against corruption, good public governance and the National Code of Conduct for all public officials and employees of the Government of the Republic of Liberia.
Newray said the best way to guarantee that public officials do not abuse their powers is for them to disclose their assets.
According to him, an assets declaration for public officials is a tool to prevent corruption among politicians in government.
The CNDRA Communications Director further underscored the need for the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC) to go after all public officials who have failed to declare their assets, saying the declaration of assets is not for the president and vice president only.
Kaipee Newray meanwhile commended the Center for National Documents and Records Agency Director General C. Neileh Daitouah, Deputy Director General Kollie T. Kamara, other officials of government for declaring their assets and called on other officials yet to declare their assets to do so.
Asset declaration is a globally accepted policy and practice mandated by the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), which Liberia signed, and acceded to on September 16, 2005 Kaipee Newray concluded.