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Announcement

ASSET DECLARATION

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform all public officers that Section 119, Sub-section 1 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008, requires all Public Officers to declare their Income, Assets and Liabilities to the Commission within three months of becoming Public Officers and not later than 31st March in each succeeding year.

However, the Commission has noticed with great concern, that a significant number of Public Officers have not complied with the aforesaid provision. Section 122 (a) of the ACA 2008, stipulates that it is an offence if a Public Officer fails to declare his/her assets, and upon conviction will pay a fine of not less than twenty million Leones (Le20,000,000) or imprisonment for a term not less than one year or to both such fine and imprisonment.

The Commission is therefore urging all Public Officers who have not deposited their Assets Declaration Forms with the ACC to do so on or before 31st October 2016, failing which the Commission will invoke the penal provisions of the Act or other measures that will ensure compliance.

Meanwhile, the ACC wishes to assure the general public that it will at all times continue to strengthen the fight against corruption nationwide.

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The ACC wishes to again remind all those who in 2010 received payment from the State, in respect of the demolition of properties situated on the proposed Hill Bye Pass Road, Freetown, but which properties were not demolished, should make full refunds to the Commission on, or before 30th September 2016, or face the full force of the law.

Furthermore, the Commission wishes it to be known that between April and June 2016, it collected Ninety Seven Million, Three Hundred and Thirty Eight Thousand Leones (Le: 97, 338.000/00) of these monies from defaulting property owners. Still outstanding in this regard, is Five Hundred and Forty Million, Two Hundred and Thirty Six Leones (540.000.236/00). Therefore, the ACC warns all those concerned to comply with these instructions.

Meanwhile, the ACC wishes to assure the general public that it will leave no stone un-turned in the recovery of State funds.

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ABDUL BOBSON GEGBAI of 44 Soldier Street and 23B Leicester Road, Freetown, a former employee of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) is declared WANTED by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to assist with an ongoing investigation.

Any person who knows the whereabouts of ABDUL BOBSON GEGBAI should advise him to report to the nearest Police Station or call the ACC on the following numbers: +232-77-985-985; or +232-77-986-986 or Airtel 161.It is an offence for anyone to assist a wanted person evade arrest.

Fighting corruption is a national duty!

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THE ANTI CORRUPTION COMMISSION HAS A NEW TWITTER HANDLE

The  Anti Corruption Commission is pleased to announce to the general public that it has a new twitter handle (Anti Corruption SL - @endcorruptionSl). This medium will provide prompt updates on all of the  Commission's activities and you can connect with what we doing where ever you are in the world.

Daily updates from our court cases, customised meetings, Meet the School and University Campaign, radio and television programs, Pay No Bribe Project (PNB),  Social Safety Net (SSN), European Union (EU) Projects and so much more.

Information is power but timely information is very powerful. Follow us on @endcorruptionsl

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 PUBLIC NOTICE

WANTED!

ARUNA DAUDA KAMARA – Senior Accountant at the Accountant General’s  Department (AGD) attached to the Law Officers’ Department declared WANTED by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to assist with an ongoing investigation.

Any person who knows the whereabouts of ARUNA DAUDA KAMARA should advise  him to report to the nearest Police Station  or call the ACC on the following numbers: +232-77-986-986; +232-78-443-597 AND +232-77-296-221.

FIGHTING CORRUPTION IS A NATIONAL DUTY!

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PUBLIC NOTICE

COMMEMORATION OF INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY 2015

The Anti-Corruption Commission is commemorating the International Anti-Corruption Day with a week-long event in December. This nationwide commemoration will be marked with activities ranging from Muslim and Christian thanksgiving services, a Public Lecture delivered by the Co-founder of Transparency International, Peter Conze on the 7th December at Bank Complex, a Quiz Competition involving Integrity Clubs at Cathedral Hall on the 8th December, a statement to the nation by the Anti-Corruption Commissioner and an National Integrity Award ceremony at Bintumani Hotel on the 9th December.

Join the ACC as we commemorate this important day on 9th December, with the theme “BREAK THE CHAIN OF CORRUPTION”.

Remember, together we can eradicate corruption.

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NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING

ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION

PROCUREMENT OF COMPUTER CONSUMABLES/TONERS

Procurement Number: ACC/ADMIN/NCB/001/2015

The Anti-Corruption Commission has allocated funds for the procurement of Computer consumables and now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders. The successful bidder will be required to supply the goods indicated in the schedule of requirements

Detailed specifications can be further inspected in the bidding document at the address below.

Bidding is open to all suppliers who can demonstrate:  The ability to supply the correct specification of the listed items within the specified period.

Interested bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bid document at the address below between [9:00am and 1:00pm].  Bidding documents may be purchased upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Le100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Leones)
 
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 13th April 2015 at 12:00noon. All bids must be accompanied by:
• A bid Security of Le5,000,000 (Five Million Leones)
• Up to date tax status by submitting a certified true copy of valid National Revenue Authority Tax clearance certificate
• Updated NASSIT clearance certificate
• A copy of a valid business registration certificate
 
Bids will be opened on 13th April 2015 at 12:00 noon in the presence of bidders representatives who chose to attend, at the address below.  Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened to bidders.

Anti-Corruption Commission
Cathedral House,
3 Gloucester Street,
Freetown.
Tel 077 465 649 / 078 157 629 / 076 880 799

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
CONSULTING SERVICE:  Nation wide monitoring of the Implementation of the NACS Action Plan 2015

Background
The National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) project was conceived by a five year plan (2014-2018) which was developed as a framework around which the fight against corruption will be conducted. The National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2014-18 was launched on 17th June 2014. A lot of activities have been carried out since the launch of NACS. Key to the success of the strategy is the implementation of activities as laid out in the Strategy Implementation Action Plan (2014-2108).
The Strategy highlights Civil Society as one of the National Integrity Foundations and states that; “It is critical to support the development of robust civil society organizations to represent the interests of disadvantaged and illiterate segments of society and take advantage of the devolution process and police reforms as platforms for public participation”.
It is against this background that the NACS Secretariat is seeking the services of a firm preferably a Civil Society Organisation to carry out the monitoring of activities of the implementation Action Plan as is being carried out by MDAs.

Purpose of the Assignment
 To monitor and evaluate the implementation of the strategy by MDAs, to ascertain the level of compliance. The main expected output is to produce a well written monitoring report reflecting a national performance rating of the entities under the NACS.
Management
The firm/NGO will work directly with the NACS Secretariat. The Director NACS, in constant consultation with the Deputy Commissioner, will provide oversight role and direct the monitoring process and in turn report to the Commissioner.
Objectives
• Monitor activities of MDAs as against the implementation Action Plan of the strategy 
• Carry out monitoring of MDAs twice in a year; ( June, November)
• Produce reports in formats agreed with the NACS secretariat.
• Develop a work-plan which shall be reviewed and approved by the NACS secretariat
• To collaborate with agencies responsible for the monitoring of policy recommendations in the Strategy
• To report any emerging issues directly to the NAC Secretariat

Qualification of Consultant, Management and Time Frame
• Must be registered with the Ministry of Development and Economic Planning
• Must have been operating locally (Sierra Leone) for the past ten years
• Proven record of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the area described.
• Proven communication and presentation skills and ability to work in an environment requiring collaboration with multiple actors.

QUALITY CONTROL.
The expert should ensure that the monitoring framework comply with the above requirement and reporting phase of the assignment. The quality control should ensure consistency and coherence between findings, conclusions and recommendations. It should ensure that conclusions are supported by relevant judgment criteria.
DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The duration of the assignment is one year with the possibility of extension upon satisfactory
performance.
START DATE:   June 2015 ; November 2015

Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 09.00-17.00hrs Mondays to Fridays.

Expression of Interest must be hand delivered in sealed envelopes clearly marked in Bold Print EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - Consulting Services: NATION-WIDE MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NACS ACTION PLAN 2015 for the ACC” by 12.00 noon on or before  3rd   April 2015 to the address below:

The Deputy Director,  Support Services Department
Anti Corruption Commission
3rd floor, Cathedral House
3 Gloucester Street
Freetown
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - CONSULTING SERVICE:  DEVELOPMENT OF AN ASSET DECLARATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE ACC

Background:
In an effort to strengthen the Asset Declaration and Management System at the ACC, the Commission has received funds from The European Union (EU) to facilitate this project.  In this regard, the focus of this intervention is to ascertain the kinds of equipment that are required, IT solutions to be put in place and a consideration of the suitability of on line disclosures  systems  together with the necessary training and manual for the use of the designed solution.

Purpose of the Assignment:
 In close collaboration with the Asset Declaration Unit, the IT Unit and the IIP Department, review the commission’s requirement for the development of an on line asset declaration software to assist the Commission and its stakeholders in the fight against Corruption.

Management:
The consultant will work directly with the Asset Declaration and IT Units of the Commission. The Deputy Commissioner will provide oversight role and directs the review process and in turn report to the Commissioner who will take the ultimate decision.

Objectives:
• To develop a user friendly on line asset declaration software, which will enable Public officials to complete and submit their declaration electronically. 
• To develop a system that will supports the process of assets verification with the view to maintaining  the integration of information in the asset declaration  system,
• A system which will be used for effective auditing and sourcing of information thru data sharing amongst stakeholders on the need to know basis, clarifying illicit enrichment or illegal activities through the evidence as in individual submissions.
• Develop a system with ease of access for public officials in and outside Sierra Leone, whilst processing declarations and securing files in a robust backup system.
• To train the staff of the Commission’s Asset Declaration Unit on the guide and management of the system, and in line with the level of authority as may be required.

Qualification of Consultant, Management and Time Frame
• The consultant must possess at least a post graduate training/qualification or its equivalent, in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Information Systems or related fields, with emphasis in Systems Analysis and Design.  Proven record of undertaking similar assignments or in a related field, including the commission of at least two dual-view (A front portal and an administrative back-end) online web-based management system.
• The consultant will work directly with the Asset Declaration and IT Units of the Commission. The Deputy Commissioner will provide oversight role and directs the review process and in turn report to the Commissioner who will take the ultimate decision.
• The period for this assignment is 3 months.

Payment Schedule
• The consultant shall, after signing a contract with the Commission, be paid in the following rate and schedule:
• 10% of the Contract price, upon signing of the contract.
• 20% of the contract price, upon presentation of work plan.
• 50% of the Contract price, upon submission and approval of BETA version of the software.
• 20% of the Contract price, upon submission and approval of the final software and delivery of training.

Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 09.00-17.00hrs Mondays to Fridays.

Expression of Interest must be hand delivered in sealed envelopes clearly marked in Bold Print EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - Consulting Services:  “Development of an Asset Declaration and Management System for the ACC” by 12.00 noon on or before  20th  March 2015 to the address below:

The Deputy Director Systems & Processes Review Department
Anti Corruption Commission
3rd Floor, Cathedral House
3 Gloucester Street
Freetown

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Announcement:

The Anti-Corruption Commission will be launching the National Corruption Perception Survey 2013 Report at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Conference Room in Freetown, on Thursday 17th July, 2014 at 10.00a.m. prompt.   Guests from  all ministries, departments and agencies, civil society organizations, the Law Officers' Department, development partners and the media are welcome.

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HEADS OF AFRICAN ANTI-CORRUPTION INSTITUTIONS COMPLETE 4TH COMMONWEALTH ANTI-CORRUPTION MEETING IN ACCRA

The Commonwealth Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), Ghana's Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice and the Economic and Organized Crime Office have concluded in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, the 4th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Institutions in Africa from 26th-30th May 2014.

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama opened the conference under the theme: 'Coordinating the National Anti-Corruption Agenda within the Commonwealth.'

The annual meeting was a focal point for the Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa, a network of national agencies established in 2011 to promote collaboration and peer learning. The focus of the meeting was to reflect lessons learnt by way of best practice.

The meeting provided a platform for discussion and sharing of national experiences and is an opportunity for agencies to strengthen ties, forge partnerships and cooperate beyond the week-long meeting.

Lawyer Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption of Commission of Sierra Leone, showcased Sierra Leone’s latest stride in the battle against graft; the “Pay No Bribe Campaign,” “I paid a Bribe” project and the establishment of “Integrity Management Committees” within Ministries, Department and Agencies of Government.

Speaking after the occasion, Commissioner Kamara described the Conference as “invaluable in terms of experience sharing and the opportunity to learn of best practices elsewhere.”
 “On the whole, Sierra Leone is in league with other countries in the continent,” he concluded.

This meeting further cemented the Commonwealth's commitment to supporting African member countries in their fight against corruption. The conference ended with a Communiqué that focused on promoting cooperation between and among national anti-corruption agencies in Africa. 

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ACC DIRECTORS ARRIVE IN VIENNA FOR UNCAC IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW

 

Director of Systems and Processes Department, MR. MAURICE WILLIAMS and MR. DESMOND JOHNSON, Director of Suport Services have arrived in Vienna, Austria to participate as Sierra Leone's representatives in the implementation review of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

Sierra Leone, in partnership with Australia, has completed its expert review of Tanzania.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

ASSETS DECLARATION

The Anti-Corruption Commission wishes to inform all public officers in Sierra Leone and in foreign missions that the deadline for the declaration of all assets and liabilities has been extended to 30th June 2014.

A public officer as stated in the Anti-Corruption Act 2008 means an officer of a public body including a person holding or acting in an office in any of the three branches of government that is the Legislature, Judiciary and Executive, whether appointed or elected, permanent or temporary paid or unpaid.

With regards to the above, the Commission would like to draw the attention of all those who fall within this category that the deadline for the submission of completed asset declaration forms will be 30th June 2014.

The Commission is therefore encouraging all heads of government institutions and parastatals to inform their staff to return their completed asset declaration forms on or before the 30th June 2014.
 

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