16th December 2018
Why Former Revenue Authority Bosses Forced to Pay 5 Billion Settlements by ACC!
By a press release (12/11/18)
Brilliant news as the Anti-Corruption Commission forces two ex-bosses of National Revenue Authority to cough up 5 billion leones in settlements.
In a press release, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) proudly informed the general public that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the former Commissioner General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA), Haja Kallah Kamara, and the former Director of Finance, Abdulai Conteh, in respect of investigations into off-budget payments whilst they were in office. (Photo: Haja Kallay forced to pay by ACC).
Ms Kallah Kamara is required to pay back the sum of two billion Leones and reports say she has already paid back 1 billion Leones with the remaining 1 billion Leones to be paid within a one year period effective 1st November, 2018.
As for Mr. Conteh, who faced a three billion Leones fines, he has reportedly paid eight hundred million Leones. The payment plan requires that Mr Conteh pays the sum of 1 billion Leones on or before 5th April, 2019.
Thereafter, the former Finance Director should pay the remaining 1 billion two hundred million Leones in instalments of two hundred million Leones on the thirtieth of every month, from May to October, 2019. (Photo: Abdulai Conteh).
Within the past five months, the ACC has now recovered over seven billion, two hundred and sixty-five million Leones, all of which is to be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
Meanwhile, the Commission wishes to further reassure the general public that it will not relent in ensuring that public funds and public revenue are protected, and where necessary, recovered.
Courtesy: Contact Abubakarr Turay, Head of Outreach Unit, on Tel: +232-76-886-636 - Alhassan Kargbo, Deputy Director, Public Education and Outreach.