The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on 6th July 2015 presented its 2014 Annual Report to His Excellency, President Ernest Bai Koroma, at a special occasion held at State House, Freetown, pursuant to Section 19 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.
In his address, ACC Commissioner, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, gave a general update on the fight against corruption, focusing on the issues of the new National Anti-Corruption Strategy, emphasizing on prevention as a major tool in the fight against corruption. He further underscored the successes of the Systems and Processes Review of the different MDAs in mainstreaming anti-corruption policies in governance.
In a related development at the same event, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bishop Tamba Koroma, presented a cheque of Two Hundred and Sixteen Million Leones (Le: 216,000.000/00) as monies recovered by the ACC for the period under review.
In responding to the presentation, President Koroma welcomed the report and commended the ACC and the Commissioner for their efforts in the fight against corruption. Furthermore, the President emphasized the need for sustained systems and processes reviews of MDAs as a means of reducing corruption and improving efficiency in service delivery.
The public is thereby encouraged to access the full details of the report on the Commission’s website at www.anti-corruption.gov.sl