As part of efforts to promote transparency, honest and integrity in Africa, Liberia will be hosting a reality TV show tagged, Integrity Idol.
Integrity Idol, is part of a drive to promote greater integrity among bureaucrats and tackle a perception of graft and mismanagement within the government. The show will feature civil servants, and will crown the supposedly most honest amongst them.
More than 1,000 nominations were submitted and whittled down by a panel of judges to five finalists, including a court clerk, a nurse, a lawyer, a district education officer and a caretaker.
Each contestant will appear on national television and radio, and have their performance posted on YouTube and social media sites, before the public vote for the winner in December.
Finalist and lawyer Seorweh Dlayee Jaycheneh said corruption and mismanagement were behind a lot of Liberia’s problems and needed to be discussed to prevent the country being held back.
“I feel very proud to be nominated, because I give people justice, everybody likes my business and respects what I do.” He said.
The reality TV show is expected to encourage transparency, honesty and integrity in government circles with corruption fast eating into the country’s global reputation, according to analysts.