“10-Days Ultimatum!” Assets Recovery Taskforce Warns; Reveals Reporting Hotlines, Contacts

“10-Days Ultimatum!” Assets Recovery Taskforce Warns; Reveals Reporting Hotlines, Contacts

Liberia’s Assets Recovery & Property Retrieval Core Taskforce has given a 10-day ultimatum to former Government employees and officials along with private individuals who are in still in possession of Government’s properties, to voluntarily surrender them beginning effectively Friday, March 22 to March 31, 2024 to avoid unspecified legal actions or consequences.

Cllr. Edwin Kla Martin, Chairperson of the Taskforce told the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT)’s Regular Press Briefing on Thursday, March 21 said:  “The process is not to witch-hunt a particular group. Our recovery and retrieval processes will be on cogent evidence. No one will be falsely incriminated on the basis of political affiliation”.

The taskforce is calling on the public to assist it with relevant information concerning any hidden or stolen state assets to report to the following contacts. The identifications of informers will be protected, Chairperson Martin added:

He further revealed the following as contacts for ‘whistleblowers’ to use in trying to reach the Taskforce when having any useful information:

Email: liberiaassetsrecovery@gmail.com
WhatsApp: +231880358205
Telephone/SMS +23177861183 &  +231880358205  

His Excellency, President Joseph N. Boakai issued Executive Order# 126 on March 5, constituting the Office of Assets Recovery. 
To further demonstrate the urgency the President attaches to this Executive Order, he immediately named a 15-member Taskforce within 24 hours, composed of state, civil society and private sector actors.