From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Local News
In Sierra Leone, ACC, Civil Society Plot Against Corruption
By Dauda Koroma
Dec 9, 2010, 17:06

National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday 7th December, 2010 engaged civil society organizations on the proposed national strategy to fight corruption. The one day forum was held at the Santanno House, Howe Street in Freetown.

Chairman of the programme cum NACS Director, Mr. Shollay Davies, said reports that come from the civil society are disseminated to all relevant stakeholders in the country who are expected to blow whistle on corruption and corrupt practices so that they would not be accused wrongfully by the public.

On behalf of his Ministry, the Deputy Secretary in the Fisheries and Marine Resources Ministry, Mohamed Kemoh Mansaray, said his ministry has been doing well by generating revenue for the government. He commended the former Minister, Haja Afsatu Kabba for her efforts in generating billions of Leones for the government, after her worthy efforts ensured all loopholes for corrupt practices in Fisheries Ministry were sealed firmly shut.

Also making a contribution on behalf of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) was Abu Bakarr Fenoh who said they have custom officials that are monitoring most of the ministries. He added that most of the ministries are complying with the Authority.

Procurement Officer, National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), Pa Mathew Charlie in his short contribution said the NPPA is monitoring ministries to comply with procurement rules to avoid a fall in the hands of Anti-Corruption. “NPPA is doing well although in the absence of the former CEO,” he disclosed.

In the closing courtesy, the Director of NACS said those ministries and departments that were present would pass on the information to others.

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