The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia or CENTAL has launched what it calls Mining Corruption Risks Assessment Research Report in Liberia.
CENTAL works to create and strengthen a participatory social movement across all sectors of society to fight corruption, improve governance, reduce poverty, and build a culture of integrity among all peoples and institutions in Liberia.
Speaking at the launch in Monrovia on Tuesday, CENTAL Executive Director, AndersonMiamen said the research was conducted by CENTAL as part of Transparency International’s Mining for Sustainable Development (M4SD) Program, being implemented in twenty (20) countries worldwide.
Mr. Miamen said it seeks to identify, analyze and proffer recommendations to address corruption risks and vulnerabilities in processes leading to the award of mining licenses, permits and contracts in Liberia.
He noted the research report addresses felt needs of affected mining communities and improves sustainable economic growth and development in the country.
CENTAL Mining Corruption Risks Assessment Research Report launch brought together key actors from the public and private sectors including civil societies.
On separate notes, CENTAL Executive Director, Anderson Miamen give an overview of the research project and Board Member, James Thomson launched the project.
By Preston Gayflor