Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Honesty on the March?


According to today’s edition of The News, President Johnson-Sirleaf has returned the amount of more than US$33 thousand dollars to government coffers, money left over from payouts for travel expenses. Traditionally, payouts justified as travel expenses have been one of the main sources of illicit income for Liberian leaders. The article says this is the first time a Liberian president has ever given money back to the government.

Photo by Chris Herwig.

4 Comments:

Blogger ambassador said...

way to go Iron Lady! If only our leaders would be so bold as to return money to the coffers.

2:58 PM  
Blogger whowantscake said...

liberian dollars or american dollars? 33,000 liberian dollars is like what, the price of a soda?

3:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Liberian Presidency allowance for Foreign travel is in United States Dollar. The amount reported was United States Dollar.

1:30 PM  
Blogger whowantscake said...

thanks for the clarification. chris, great picture. that rug is dope...

5:37 AM  

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