Liberia: US Ambassador Applauds IAA’s Approach in Fighting Corruption

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MONROVIA – The United States Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Amb. Michael McCarthy, has applauded the Internal Audit Agency for what he calls its unique approach in helping public institutions do the right thing.

Ambassador McCarthy intimated that, the fact that IAA auditors do not exert themselves as policing the activities of public entities but rather helping institutions to do the right thing is laudable.

The US Ambassador welcomed the new management team at IAA, headed by Hon. David Kemah, and described the transition as absolutely essential to strengthening democracy.

He emphasized the importance of the IAA’s approach of helping public entities do the right, stressing that public resources belong to the people; as such, public officials have a duty to be accountable to the people.

The US Ambassador made the remarks on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 when he paid an official visit at the head office of the Internal Audit Agency in Congo town.

Meanwhile, the Director General of the IAA, Hon. David Kemah, used the occasion to present the entity’s Priority Areas to the US Ambassador. The IAA’s Priority Areas are the entity’s strategic goals that are contained in its five years Strategic Plan which was recently approved and validated.

Director General Kemah named the expansion of IAA’s coverage in the counties and the delivery of effective services to client entities as areas of focus for the new management team.

Hon. Kemah also thanked the President of Liberia, Dr. George M. Weah, for reposing confidence in his team to lead the IAA, following a competitive recruitment process. He indicated that with the competence and independence of his team members, all of whom are Certified Public Accountants, the IAA will make a difference for the people of Liberia.

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