A four-week training program for Investigators of the Liberia Anti- Corruption Commission (LACC) ended on Saturday, May 6 2017 at the National Police Training Academy (NPTA) in Paynesville.
Speaking at the graduation exercise of the Investigators, the Executive Chairperson of the LACC, Cllr James N. Verdier, Jr. said the exercise was indeed laudable and extended thanks to the leadership and trainers of the LNPTA for a job well done with class four which happens to be the first under his administration. He admonished investigators to avoid being contaminated and challenged them to see investigation as important aspect of the LACC’s work, noting it is a huge responsibility. Cllr. Verdier further said investigators need to demonstrate integrity, dedication, loyalty and commitment to the commission and the work they do. He congratulated the class for going through the program successfully. Serving as guest speaker, Paul Collins, Director General Internal Agency, told investigators that corruption fights back and the battle ahead is going to be tough and challenging. Therefore, if corrupt officials are not judiciously investigated and let off the hook, it widens the corruption web and creates more social unrest and insecurity in the Country. The IAA boss encouraged investigators to embark on the new journey, ignore the politricks, and be firm with the politricksters so as to fight our Public Enemy Number One, the vampire that is destroying Mama Liberia and fight with integrity, honesty, sincerity and dexterity. Investigators who graduated from the training include Pius E. Sonpon, Ijaz T.E. Mason, Delano R. Korvayan, Titus A. A. Goeh, Trocon R. Moore, Ivo B. G. Parker, Sonja A. Gibson, Elton Y. M. Livingstone, Rahoff Solomon and Tanneh M. Gbobeh. The training was sponsored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).