By Foday Moriba Conteh
Commissioner for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Francis Ben Kaifala Esq., has pledged to intensify and strengthen the fight against corruption over the next five years. Speaking at a Management Retreat held at The Place Resort in Tokeh, Western Rural District, on July 20, 2023, the Commissioner emphasized the need for strategic planning and efficiency in combating corruption.
Addressing the Management Team of the ACC, Commissioner Kaifala likened them to Generals in a military operation, highlighting their crucial role in developing winning strategies. He stressed that their goal should be to ensure the success of the Government in building a prosperous Sierra Leone. “Our plan is to make massive improvement, far more than we have done in the last five years,” the Commissioner asserted.
Currently ranked 110 in the Transparency International Index, Commissioner Kaifala set a target to bring Sierra Leone to double digits in the Index during his tenure. To achieve this, he urged the team to be open to innovation and embrace new approaches in the fight against corruption.
Dr. Modupeh Taylor-Pearce, the Lead Facilitator for the Retreat, shared the objective of enhancing the ACC as an institution with a focus on disciplined leadership.
The three-day Retreat, set to conclude on July 22, 2023, includes presentations from all ACC Directors and Regional Managers on innovative strategies for combating corruption over the next five years.