Preliminary findings on the Japanese Grant and Final GAC Audit Report on the grant has been submitted to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Executive Mansion has confirmed.
It said President Sirleaf received the Preliminary Audit Report on the Japanese grant managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and a detailed forensic audit report from the General Auditing Commission (GAC) covering all sectors of the government that benefitted from the Japanese Grant.
The LACC also submitted it final investigation report on the grant to the Ministry of Justice for review and action. The Executive Mansion in a release Thursday night said President Sirleaf has also forwarded the two reports to the Ministry of Justice for appropriate review and advisement in order to determine the actions to be taken.
This development comes on the heels of an arrest warrant for some former officials of government also linked to another Japanese oil grant. It can be recalled that President Sirleaf in September of 2015 commissioned both audits to look into reports of the alleged mis-management of the Japanese Grant to Liberia. At the time, the Liberian leader pledged the government’s commitment to investigate the saga and ensure accountability in the management of the grant.