The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, through Atty. Janga A. Kowo, Comptroller General, Republic of Liberia, has taken further actions over the mysterious disappearance of over 6 million Liberian Dollars from the government of Liberia’s Unapplied Account at GN bank.
The unapplied Account was created to address challenges faced by government employees with discrepancy arousing from double payment or promotion which were not captured. Checks are usually written to individual government employee who was wrongfully left out of salary payment for a given period against funds in the unapplied account.
The Comptroller and Accountant General of the Republic of Liberia, Atty. Janga A. Kowo who received praises for properly managing the Ebola funds, sated in a press briefing that a strong monitoring policy adopted by his office on various GoL accounts currently at commercial Banks across the country led to the discovery of the missing millions.
Atty. Kowo, who recently began working from his office in June due to COVID-19 restrictions, further said Minister Samuel Tweah has been duly informed about the ongoing investigations into the matter and that several employees of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning financial, department of financial management and compliance management, including the Director of Treasury Services, Mrs. Lorpu P. Sworh, have been suspended without pay with immediate effect and turned over to the National Security Agency (NSA) for investigations.
Highly placed sources informed this paper that several signed checks were cashed by various persons at GN bank Clara Town branch leading to the arrests of the Branch Coordinator all Bank Tellers.
GN Bank Liberia Limited Managing Director, Joseph K. Anim denied the bank’s involvement but confirmed the arrests and investigation of some employees. He added that the Internal Audit Department of the bank is currently examining circumstances leading to the alleged mysterious disappearance of Six Million Liberian Dollars without trace.