The Anti-Corruption Commission`s mandate includes:
To take all necessary stemps for the prevention, eradication or suppression of corruption and corrupt practices.
To investigate instances of alleged or suspected cases of corruption referred to it by any person or authority or which has come to the attention whether by complaint or otherwise.
To receive, examine and retain all declarations of assets required to be filled with it under the AC Act 2008,
To draft model codes of conduct and advise public bodies as to the adoption of such code of conduct as may be suited to such bodies.
To issue instructions to public bodies of changes in practices or procedures which are neceasary to reduce or eliminate the occurrence of corrupt practices.
To prosecute all offences committed under the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.
THE ACC LOGO:
The Commission`s Logo as two main features:
The National Flag which symbolizes that the fight against coruption is a national concern and it is the civic responsibility of every patriotic Sierra Leonean to support the ACC to minimize corruption in the country.
The Martial Eagle whose head is placed in the centre of the logo can be found throughout the African savannah in any type of terrain from mountan to flat plains. It is the most powerful eagle of the open savannah and is often seen perched erect on a treetop waiting for its prey. The Commission`s emphasis in using this species on its logo is not on its predatory train, but rather, its omniscient nature. The eyes of the eagle symbolize the ever watchful presence of the ACC watching every Sierra Leonean as he/she performs his/her functions.
The Systems Processes Review Directorate comprises of three units:
Systems and Processes Review
Monitoring and Compliance
Policy and Ethics
The directorate is responsible for identifying loop holes of corruption in the Ministries/Departments and Agencies and set transparent and accountable systems and procedures to prevent corrupt practices. It also monitors public institutions to ensure compliance with standard policies and regulations for effective management of resources. This department works proactively with government ministries and other public institutions in partnership with other accountability organizations for the reduction of corruption in the country.
The Public Education and External Outreach Directorate comprises of two units:
The Public Education
The External Outreach
This Department educates the public on the evils of corruption and the benefits of a corrupt free society.
It serves to solicit public suport in the fight against corruption and to project a positive public image of the Anti-Corruption Commission. It stresses the social responsibility of members of the public to support the fight against corruption. It works extensively with the media and educational institutions as part of its public campaign to minimize corruption through change of attitude. The Department also builds coalition with civil society organizations and meets the public directly through customized meetings.
The Investigations, Intelligence and Prosecution (IIP) Directorate is made up of thre units:
The directorate is empowered to investigagate all instances of alleged corruption and where there are sufficient evidences to prosecute alleged offenders of corruption in the court of law.
Support Services Directorate:
The Support Services Directorate consists of the following units:
Administration and Procurement
This department provides the necessary human resources, administrative and logistic services to support the operational departments. It also prepares annual budget proposals and manages the financing and accounting systems of the Commission. The Information Technology Unit is responsible to provide high quality of services to the Commission.
THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Members of the Adivsory Committee are appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament.
They comprises representatives from Civil Society Organizations, The Media, Religious Organizations, Educational Institutions and professional bodies.
The Committee serve to advice the Commission on any aspect of the mandate and functions of the Commission and to assess the work of the ACC.
NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION STRATETY (NACS)
The National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) Unit of the Commission has its mandate under Section 5 (1) (c) of the Anti-Corruption Act2008 to coordinate the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy. The unit is located under the office of the Commissioner.
The NACS is an umbrella strategy to orchestrate the national fight against graft. The NACS Unit therefore serves to provide technical support to the Steering Committee for the coordination of the implementaiton and takes responsibility for assiting entities in the preparation of action plans and collating them for implementation. It also facilitate the monitoring and reporting of the implementation process, facilitates scheduled reviews of the strategy and support the coordination of linkages with donors for capacity building and programmes.
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