Jahiah Kaikai, Chief Immigration Officer

The 2018 Audit Report has revealed that just for the year 2018 the sum of over Le340, 000,000 has not been accounted for by the Sierra Leone Immigration Department.

This was captured in the non-reconciliation column between the National Revenue Authority (NRA) and the Immigration Department as was highlighted in the Audit Report.

The report further maintained that there was no evidence to show that regular reconciliation was carried out between the National Revenue Authority (NRA) and the Immigration Department.

According to the Revenue streams: Emergence Travel Certificate (ETC) for the year 2018, NRA recorded Le146, 400,000 and the Immigration Department recorded Le165,000,000 with a difference of Le18,000,000 not reconciled; Passport Forms for the year 2018, NRA recorded Le387, 270, 000 and the Immigration Department recorded Le121, 361, 000 with a difference of Le265, 909, 000 not reconciled; Residential Permits for the year 2018, NRA recorded Le2, 520, 097, 566 and the Immigration Department recorded Le2, 535, 593, 680 with a difference of Le15, 496, 114 not reconciled and for Landing Visas for the year 2018, NRA recorded Le465, 870, 451 and no record by the Immigration Department with a difference of Le465, 870, 451 not reconciled.

In addition, the Auditor General recommended that the Revenue Collector Officer should reconcile the NRA record as against the Immigration record and forward the reconciliation statement to the Auditor General for further inspection.

This matter remains unresolved the report maintained.

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