14th December 2018
Sierra Leone Progress in Corruption Fight - Thanks to APC's Ady, Not SLPP's Kaifala!
By a press release (16/11/18)
Sierra Leone has successfully passed the ‘Control of Corruption’ indicator in the latest Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) scorecard.
A press release, published by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), shows that Sierra Leone has climbed up 22 points, from 49% to 71% in the last year. It is an improvement which means that Sierra Leone is now well positioned to win the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact, joining Liberia and other beneficiary countries in the West African sub-region. (Photo: ACC boss Kaifala receiving mandate from President Bio).
According to ACC source, the monumental work done by the team over the years especially those leading up to the elections, has played a pivotal role to achieve this. The overt operations by the ACC at the Lungi International Airport and Water Quay where they flooded both institutions with ACC officers for eight weeks had earned lots of dividend. Revenue alone rose by 15% compared to the same period in 2016.
Reports say the ACC under the leadership of Ady Macauley Esq, set up Disaster Response Transparency Initiative for mudslide victims. Live audits, commitments, actual donations and disbursements/distribution of donated cash and items were conducted.
"Ady Macauley left ACC with $5 million and Le6 billion Leones of mudslide donated cash and no one heard of any corruption allegations in the management of mudslide funds," the source further revealed.
It would be recalled that in 2017 alone, the ACC under Ady Macauley secured 100% conviction rate and before that drafted the asset declaration regulation bill. Ebola indictments for corruption in excess of Le2 billion Leones of Ebola cash was also recovered. During this time, online asset declaration was commissioned and asset declarations increased by 45% from 20,000 to 35,000.
Finally, the Pay No Bribe campaign commissioned with the help of UK Aid is first of its kind in the world where people get to report incidences of corruption in MDAs across the country. It’s because of these efforts that convinced the MCC to come out with this report in 2018 because the former Commissioner of the ACC only stopped working on 20th June, 2018. (Photo: Former ACC boss Ady receiving the mandate from former President Koroma).
In as much as we appreciate this improvement in perception, it reflects government’s actions to build strong institutions, make more information available on how to prevent corruption across the board, this 71% could only have been earned during Ady’s time as ACC Commissioner.
Tell fren true nor pwell fren. The current ACC commissioner Francis Ben Kaifala should brace up for next year’s report which will be a clear rating of his tenure as he’s barely less than five months old as ACC boss. This report couldn’t be his...simple.
The public will be patiently waiting that report because we know that SLPP ministers are currently engrossed in a construction and buying of mansions spree. Just today, social media is awashed with photos of president Bio holding a newly polished diamond in Brussels.
Who do we believe because there are rumours that that diamond was the diamond that turned into stone just when this government came into office? There are also photos of houses being constructed by the Minister of Finance Jacob Jusu Saffa.
What is going on Mr ACC Commissioner? When you investigate members of this government like Ady did in the Hajj case, you would have earned something BIG. Dis 71% yone nar Ady get am. Mr. Ady is APC party sympathiser, while the current ACC boss Kaifala is SLPP government supporter.
Courtesy: By ardent APC party supporter