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25th March, 2023

The Deputy Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Augustine Foday Ngobie, on Thursday 23rd March, 2023,  officially received Trainers from Canada in his office, Third Floor of the Commission’s Building, 3 Gloucester Street in Freetown.

Whilst introducing the Trainers,  Director, Public Education and External Outreach,  ACC,  Patrick Sandi stated that Bill Pipke, representing  'Commissioning Lifestyle of Integrity' and Bruce Mann from Canada are in Sierra Leone to provide training to staff of the ACC. Mr. Sandi furthered that, this was the second training provided to the Commission in house by Bill and Bruce.

The Deputy Commissioner ACC, on behalf of the ACC Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala Esq. warmly appreciated the team for the training and implored them to do more.

He emphasized that, changing mindsets and cultures that entertain corruption was tough, but the responsibility of the ACC, which makes their training very relevant.

The Deputy ACC boss assured them of the institution’s support and collaboration once it relates to increasing and improving staff knowledge and capacity to curb corruption in Sierra Leone.

In his submission, the Director of Operations ACC, Emmanuel Koivaya Amara Esq.  made it resoundingly clear that training on integrity and the fight against corruption were critical to staff.

He called on the Trainers to ensure that staff are properly skilled and their capacities improved in order to more effectively deal with anti-corruption issues.

In their presentations, Bill Pipke and Bruce Mann thanked the ACC leadership for the hospitality and reception, adding that, a lot more of public officers requires this training to up their skills in public sector management and the proper handling of public resources.

The team is in Sierra Leone to provide training to various institutions on mainly transforming societies, cultures and integrity. With the training team is also Desmond Johnson who serves as the Facilitator and Country Representative of Transform Sierra Leone.

It is expected that other staff members of the Commission will also benefit from the training programme whilst plans remain active for a comprehensive training to be rolled out, consisting of,  ACC partners, and Schools Integrity and Accountability Now Clubs leaderships.

It should be noted that during their last visit, this Team had an engagement with the ACC Commissioner.

(C) Public Relations Unit, ACC