The Special Presidential Taskforce has released an initial list of ‘persons of interest’ for a compliance screening exercise on all General Auditing Commission (GAC) reports that are not currently being investigated by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) or prosecuted by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in the country.The Minister of State without Portfolio and Chair of the Taskforce, Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, says the exercise effectively began on Monday, June 6.He said the names will be updated every week depending on how issues raised in the GAC reports are resolved. The Taskforce emphasized further that each person of interest has a period of 30 days to contact the office of the Minister of State without Portfolio responsible for compliance review to respond to the concerns raised in the GAC reports.Those concerned are asked to contact cell numbers 0886775571 or 0770130629 to schedule an appointment, a release said.Meanwhile, the Taskforce has noted that the pending exercise is purely administrative, and not an investigatory or prosecutorial process. “Our role is not to investigate and prosecute the GAC report. Our role at this point is to do compliance screening; to assist the GAC; ensuring that answers to the questions that were left unanswered are resolved. If we find improprieties, we will refer those to the LACC,” the Taskforce Chair clarified. Attached are the initial names of those persons of interest listed for the exercise:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
London best pest control National flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) has launched daily direct flights between London’s Gatwick Airport and Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya. The first flight was conducted on Sunday, celebrated with a drawing awarding free round-trip tickets to two passengers, a statement by THY said Monday.Daily direct flights to the holiday hot spot will continue until Oct. 26.“With a combination of stunning scenery, excellent weather and world class golf courses to offer, it’s easy to understand why Antalya is such a popular destination for thousands of British holidaymakers each year,” said Celal Baykal, the carrier’s general manager in London.In January, THY launched direct flights between the capital Ankara and London.THY currently offers direct flights from Turkey to five airports in the United Kingdom, namely Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester in Britain and Edinburgh airport in Scotland.Over 46 million tourists visited Turkey in 2018, an 18 percent increase from the previous year. With 12.4 million visitors last year, Antalya was the second most-popular destination, after Istanbul with 13.4 million tourists.Founded in 1933, Turkish Airlines flies to more than 300 destinations in over 120 countries – 49 domestic and 257 international.The carrier served 10.85 million passengers in the first two months of this year. In the two-month period, the total number of passengers carried by Turkish Airlines rose 0.4 percent year-on-year.THY served 75.2 million passengers last year, while the initial aim was to carry up to 74 million. The total number of passengers the company flew was up 10 percent year-on-year in 2018. The airline now aims to carry 80 million passengers this year, including 33 million on domestic and 47 million on international flights.