The fight against corruption is gathering momentum in the House of Representatives, following the passage, by the Senate on 22 August 2013, of the Code of Conduct. This step represents a milestone in Liberian History, as the Code will conscientize all public officials and employees about good governance principles as they exercise their duties to the Liberian People and the State. The Legislature, civil society groups and the Governance Commission, which crafted the Bill, have thrown their weight behind the Code of Conduct Bill. The Governance Commission, a key player behind the Code of Conduct Bill, was set up as the Governance Reform Commission in 2003 during the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement “to address the overarching issues of governance in Liberia” by leading governance reforms through policy recommendations and implementation strategies that advance good governance reforms. “The Act of the National Legislature that created the Governance Commission mandates the institution “to promote good governance by advising, designing and formulating appropriate policies and institutional arrangements and frameworks required for achieving good governance and promoting integrity at all levels of Society and within every public and private institution”. Congratulating members of the Liberian Senate on the occasion of the passage of the Bill, Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, Chairman of the Governance Commission, said: “I am deeply gratified that the Senate has passed the National Code of Conduct Bill. Special thanks to those members who managed the Bill throughout the process leading to its passage, especially Senator Jewell Howard-Taylor and President Pro-Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley, who worked tirelessly with their colleagues for the passage of the Bill. “We now call on members of the House of Representatives to concur with the Bill so it can be submitted to the […]