In a significant move towards transparency and accountability, Senator Abraham Darius Dillion of Liberia has voluntarily updated his list of Assets and Liabilities, complying with the National Code of Conduct which requires public officials to declare and update their financial standing every three years. The announcement was made through a public post on Senator Dillion’s Facebook page, where he emphasized the importance of adhering to the regulations set by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).
Senator Dillion clarified that while he had initially declared and published his Assets & Liabilities upon assuming office in January 2021, he recognized the need for periodic updates to ensure compliance with the Code of Conduct. This move comes at a crucial time as Liberia undergoes a transition in leadership under President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, with a growing emphasis on transparency and accountability in public service.
The Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission has been actively urging public sector workers, particularly those in higher government positions, to submit their assets and liabilities listings. The initiative is part of a broader national effort to combat corruption and ensure that individuals in public office are held accountable for their actions.
The Senator’s proactive approach has sparked discussions about the consequences of not declaring assets and liabilities. Many are now questioning what penalties individuals may face if they fail to comply with these regulations. As the country moves towards a renewed commitment to fighting corruption, the spotlight is on ensuring that no one escapes scrutiny for any corrupt deeds committed while serving the Liberian people.
With the people’s demand for thorough record-keeping and a commitment to addressing corruption, it remains to be seen how other public officials will respond to the call for transparency and whether the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission will take further action against those who fail to declare their assets and liabilities within the stipulated timeframe. The move by Senator Dillion stands as an example for others to follow in fostering a culture of accountability and integrity within the Liberian government.