THE ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION PRESENTS THE COMMISSIONíS 2010 ANNUAL REPORT AND CHEQUES IN THE SUM OF LEONES 611,141.000 AND USD $9450 TO
The Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara has today 13th of May 2011 presented the 2010 Anti-Corruption Commission Annual Report to His Excellency, the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at his State Lodge in Freetown. During this presentation, Mr. Kamara also presented on behalf of the Commission, two cheques in the sum of six hundred and eleven million, one hundred and forty one thousand Leones (Le 611,141,000), and a nine thousand four hundred and fifty US dollars ($9450) respectively, being monies recovered from proceeds of corruption.
Mr. Kamara said that although the Commission is not a revenue generating agency, but within the year under review, it has presented to the government a total sum of one billion eight hundred million Leones (Le 1,800,000,000). He assured the President that the Commission would continue to complement the work of the government by making sure that there are enough recovery proceedings. The Commissioner also informed His Excellency that in the course of the last six months, the Commission prosecuted 17 new cases in which 8 convictions were made and 2 acquittals.
Responding to the presentation, the President expressed his satisfaction over what he called the promptness of the Commission. “I am very pleased that the Anti-Corruption Commission has submitted their Report which is an indication of the level of efficiency and the speed with which you are doing things within the organization. So let me start by commending you for the timely submission of the Report” he concluded. The President reaffirmed his government’s support to the Commission in the fight against corruption and encouraged the Commissioner to keep up with the good work.
The Annual Report 2010 examines the convictions, cases acquitted and discharged, recovery details, cases reported, Systems Review in Ministries Departments and Agencies, Service Charters, development of Codes of Conducts for Local Councils, Community Outreach Meetings, General Challenges, the Financial Report for 2009 and the way forward.
H. E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma (l) receiving the ACC 2010
Annual Report from the Commissioner,
Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara (r)