Following the 2018 Audit General Report exposing that over 140 Billion missing in Government treasury, Sierra Leone’s anti-graft agencies-Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has stated looking into the report.
In a press release, the ACC informed the general public that it has commenced examination of the Auditor General’s Report for the Financial Year ended 31st December, 2018 conducted by the Audit Service Sierra Leone and tabled before Parliament on Wednessday 18 December.
They welcome the ongoing public interest and debates on the
said Report on the management of public and donor funds in Sierra Leone.
“As the institution charged with the responsibility of enforcing Accountability in Public Life, the ACC is now examining the aforesaid Report with a view to ascertaining any breaches of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008 or needs for intervention by the ACC at this stage; and/or identify system lapses within the audited institutions for appropriate action,” ACC revealed.
That the Commission
is cognizant of the role of Parliament
regarding this issue and it shall be collaborating with same in the interest of
prudent financial management of the country.
That the ACC attaches utmost importance to the judicious use of monies and other resources meant for the People of Sierra Leone. “Therefore, it wishes to make it abundantly clear that anyone found wanting shall face the full force of the law as will be appropriate with no exceptions,” the ACC stated.
They called on the public to exercise patience while the Commission does a cursory and careful review of the Report and commenced taking steps within the shortest time possible as may be expedient.