EU not funding L$16bn audit

The European Union (EU) Delegation to Liberia says it has not provided any kind of technical or financial assistance to any audit or investigation surrounding the alleged missing $16 billion Liberian Dollars here.“So far the EU has not provided any kind of technical or financial assistance to any audit or investigation on this issue, as hinted by some media,” the EU says in a statement issued Tuesday, 9 October.

The EU however reaffirms its commitment in strengthening good governance, accountability and transparency in Liberia.The EU says it welcomes the investigation recently launched by the Liberian authorities into the issue.
The release says on 24th September 2018, the EU Delegation to Liberia, together with other diplomatic missions, received a statement from a number of Liberian Civil Society organizations expressing their position with regard to previous reports of missing money in Liberia.

The EU acknowledges the peaceful manner in which the protesters exercised their right to assembly and the enabling environment created by the Government. To date, the EU adds that information on this issue remains unclear.

It continues that the allegations are serious, and it’s important that a full, complete and transparent investigation is carried out and finished as soon as possible. The Delegation notes that it remains accessible and open to share information on its work in Liberia.–Press release

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