The management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company or LPRC has reacted to recent report by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) against its Managing Director, T. Nelson Williams, who was categorized by the Commission as one of those public officials refusing to declare their assets.
The LACC report noted that, "Mr. Williams is among those who have deliberately refused to cooperate with the commission on the issue of asset declaration", but the LPRC dismissed the claims as untrue, adding that its Managing Director was one of the first to declare his assets in early 2012.
"It can be recalled that Mr. Williams on April 9, 2012 submitted a letter referenced MD-LPRC/056/12 to the LACC Executive Chairperson, Cllr. Frances Johnson Allison where he enclosed a copy of his declaration of income, Assets and Liabilities for the LACC review and file," the release noted.
The release pointed that on the same day, a letter reference MD-LPRC/055/12 was copied to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, also enclosed with a copy of his declaration of income, Assets and Liabilities for review and file.
It further narrated that on April 11, 2012 a letter was sent from Gertrude B. Nyema-Freeman, Program Assistant for Education, Prevention and Receiving Officer for All Declarant, LACC to the Managing Director, stating that the Declaration information submitted by the MD was incomplete and included a full copy of the Declaration of Income, Assets and Liabilities form for completion.
It said on April 17, 2012 a fully completed declaration of income, Asset and Liabilities form was submitted to the LACC by Director T. Nelson Williams, II and an acknowledgement slip was received, reviewed and stamped by G. K. Nagbe, LACC Receiving Officer.
"Since April 17, 2012 the commission has not written the LPRC Managing Director in the form of observation, complaint or response relative to asset declaration submitted last year."
" This from all indications suggest that the commission has since consented to notarized and stamped documents submitted by the LPRC boss and with almost 18 months since the asset declaration letter was sent to the LACC, it is highly astonishing and unfortunate for LACC to come with such report," the release concluded.