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To Avoid Arrest, APC Ministers Rush to Declare their Assets in Sierra Leone
By Abdul Karim Kabia
Feb 13, 2009, 17:28

A threat uttered yesterday February 12th 2009 by Abdul Tejan Cole, the Commissioner of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), over the BBC Early Morning News Service, that he will soon be forced to arrest sitting Cabinet Ministers for failing to declare their assets has yielded dividend as the ACC was yesterday the recipient of a flurry of activities that saw minister after minister rush to submit in their signed assets forms.

Abdul Tejan Coleís BBC interview had been followed by the publication yesterday by one of the leading daily tabloids of a lengthy list of names of errant Cabinet ministers.

However, by the close of day yesterday, sources at the ACC released an updated list of names of those who had complied with the directives as mandated by the ACC Act of 2008. The list of those who have complied so far follows. A comparison of this list below with that published yesterday in local tabloids will reveal just who and who are the errant APC Cabinet Ministers who rushed to the ACC yesterday in a bid to provide cover for themselves from being arrested.

Cabinet Ministers and Deputies who have declared their assets as at yesterday 12th February 2009:

H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma - President,

Samuel Sahr Sam-Sumanah - Vice President, Leonard Balogun Koroma - Minister of State Vice Presidentís Office, David Omatshola Carew - Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Richard Konteh - Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Alimamy Philip Koroma - Minister of Trade & Industry, Joseph Sam Sesay - Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Forestry, Alie Badara Mansaray - Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Forestry, Afsatu Olayinka Ebishola Kabbah - Minister of Energy & Power, Minkailu Mansaray - Minister of Employment and Social Security

Kadija Olamatu Seisay - Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Security, Ibrahim Ben Kargbo - Minister of Information and Communications, Musu Kandeh - Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Childrenís Affairs, Jeanette Jeneh Kandeh - Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Childrenís Affairs, Benjamin Olisa Nathaniel Davies - Minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, Hindolo Sumanguru Trye - Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hassan Mansaray - Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture, Alfred Paolo Conteh - Minister of Defence, Raymond Kabia - Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Local Government and Rural Development, Abdul Babagaleh Barrie - Deputy Minister Works, Housing and Infrastructure, Abdul Ignosi Koroma - Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Momodu Alieu Pat Sowe - Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation.



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