By Sheku Putka Kamara
The Anti-Corruption Commission Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala Esq has stated that his institution is committed to ensure that there is absolute accountability and transparency in Sierra Leone’s fight against the corona virus pandemic
He was speaking following concerns raised by members of the public regarding accountability issues in the country’s COVID-19 response.
Mr. Kaifala noted that there is every need to facilitate transparency approaches so as to enhance lasting societal development in any nation.
The ACC Commissioner added that Sierra Leone’s fight against corruption would be winnable if all State actors see the need not to get involved in questionable practices.
Ben Kaifala said that the ACC is however challenged in effectively carrying out some of its duties, noting that some management essentials like manpower and machinery as well as finance have so far not been adequate for the Commission. He called on members of the public to help in the process of combating corruption in the country and stated that some political and other social factors are disrupting what he called the intensive approach to minimize if not end corruption, but noted that the ACC is resolute enough in making sure that such challenges are amicably addressed.