Local football’s transfer window closed at midnight last night, but with the Red Stripe Premier League set to begin in little over a week, many of the anticipated big moves did not happen.There were unconfirmed reports that Rivoli United’s Corey Burke and Kemar Beckford would be joining their former coach, Calvert Fitzgerald, at Waterhouse. Montego Bay United were said to be very keen to acquire the services of last season’s topscorer, Craig Foster of Reno, and there was even talk of Tivoli star man, Keammar Daley, training with Harbour View but despite all the rumours, none of those big moves materialised.Cavalier were the busiest in the window with six acquisitions. The Rudolph Speid-coached team finished ninth with the second-best defensive record last season, and they have added more steel to their back line after contracting experienced goaltender Carlloyd Walters from Boys’ Town and imposing defender Shawn Lawes from Barbican.The club has also drafted in former Tivoli and Boys’ Town striker Owen Powell to bolster their attack. They have also signed Kaheem Parris from Time and Patience, Romario Sterling from Dela Vega City, and Brown’s Town’s Akeem Christie.Boys’ Town were the biggest losers in the window, with four seasoned campaigners leaving the club. Apart from selling Walters and Powell to Cavalier, they traded promising defender Hugh Evans and midfielder Jason Jackson to Harbour View.New playersPortmore United, who are making a return to the top flight after one season, only added two players to their roster. They are midfield general Andrew Christie, who returns to the club after spending last season at Barbican, and Paul Shaven Sean, who also joined from Barbican.UWI made one of the biggest deals when they signed Rivoli striker Jason Greenland. The striker has shown a lot of promise over the past few seasons and will be a good asset to his new club. The other signee is Stephen Lowe from Cedar Grove.Waterhouse’s only acquisition in the window was Jermaine Henry of Rivoli United, while Boys’ Town only signed a Super League player, Mikhail Robinson, from Santos.There were no new signings by Arnett Gardens, Tivoli Gardens, Montego Bay United, Humble Lion, Rivoli United, and Reno.
The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) is reminding all public officials and employees of Government who are required to declare their income, assets, and liabilities to do so, according to a press release issued over the weekend.The LAC clarified that “Section IV. Administration of Asset Disclosure System” of the “Regulations for The Administration, Monitoring, Receiving And Implementation of Asset Declaration in Accordance with the National Code Of Conduct For All Public Officials And Employees,” relating to the universal filing deadline (last Friday in July), refers to public officials who had declared earlier and are re-declaring either at the end of every three years; on promotion or progression from one level to another; upon transfer to another public office; and upon retirement and resignation.All other public officials who are entering or re-entering public office and have no record of declaring or re-declaring their income, assets, and liabilities are required by law to do so prior to taking office.The Commission also admonished other former public officials, who exited their offices by means of retirement, resignation, dismissal, etc., to submit two copies of a completed, signed and notarized Asset Disclosure Form which should have been done immediately prior to exiting.Part X of the National Code of Conduct (NCoC) for all public officials and employees requires that every public official and employee of Government involved in making decisions affecting contract, tendering or procurement and issuance of licenses of various types shall sign performance or financial bonds and shall in addition declare his or her income, assets and liabilities prior to taking office and thereafter at the end of every three years, on promotion or progression from one level to another, upon transfer to another public office and upon retirement or resignation.This provision also requires public officials, who exit public office by means of retirement, resignation, dismissal, etc., to submit two copies of a completed, signed and notarized Asset Disclosure Form immediately prior to exit, the press release said.The LACC believes that the declaration of income, assets, and liabilities is healthy in enhancing accountability, transparency, and integrity in the public sector. Besides, it is the law. The LACC therefore calls on all public officials and employees of Government to comply with the law.The forms are available on the Commission’s website on www.lacc.gov.lr, according to the release.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)