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By: G Bennie Bravo Johnson 

Integrity Watch Liberia, with Support from the United States Agency for International Development, has officially launched the Advocacy for the Implementation of the Liberia Revenue Sharing Act of 2022 project.

The Act of 2022 passed by the Legislature provide space for counties to raise and utilize their funds as long as they are subject to appropriate safeguards by the Liberian government.

During the launch of the project held at a local hotel Thursday in Monrovia, the Executive Director of Integrity Watch, Horald Aidoo said the implementation of the ACT will ensure the setting up of a structure.

 He added that the structure will be set up through assistance from his institution in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Mr. Aidoo indicated that his institution will also monitor the implementation of the Liberia Revenue Sharing Act in order to ensure maximum gains for the different counties.

Also speaking, Deputy Internal Affairs Minister Olayee Collins stressed that the Ministry began formulating different efforts geared towards the implementation of the Revenue Sharing Act while disclosing that counties are excited about the Act.

Integrity Watch Liberia is a civil society organization working to promote inclusive development and a democratic form of governance where there is gender equity and respect for the rule of law and accountability.

It focuses on anti-corruption, fiscal transparency and Gender-Responsive budgeting, and access to justice and rule of law.

It also seeks to provide democratic governance and Women’s political participation
in decision-making on natural resource governance and contract transparency.

It can be recalled that in March 2021, Integrity Watch Liberia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) to strengthen its role in the fight against corruption.

As part of the MoU, IW-Liberia has developed the Citizens Corruption Reporting Platform (CCRP). The CCRP is an innovative approach that uses mobile and web application technology to facilitate citizens’ participation in the fight against corruption.

The system enables citizens anywhere in Liberia to report acts of corruption using their mobile phones on a web platform in near real-time without treatability.