Parliament gives full approval to ACC to investigate and prosecute issues relating to Technical Audit
ACC Media Update
Thursday 2nd May, 2019
In a letter addressed to the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), dated 30th April, 2019, and signed by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Hon. Segepoh S. Thomas; the Parliament of Sierra Leone has granted ACC the unfettered clearance to further investigate and, if need be, prosecute relevant officials in connection with the Auditor General’s Report of the Technical Audit on Social Security, Telecommunications, Civil Works and Energy sectors.
The Commissioner had earlier informed Parliament that it will work with them to investigate alleged acts of grand corruption as contained in the findings of the Technical Audit Report. This clearance removes any technical issue between the two institutions and allows for impunity to be removed from public service going forward.
It was in this vein that, on 16th April 2019, the ACC convened a Press conference to inform the public on the Commission’s position on the Technical Audit Report, stating that the Commission was only waiting on the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament to conduct initial inquiry into the activities of some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Parastatals.
The Commission wishes to reaffirm its unwavering determination in the fight against corruption, with the view of ensuring that stolen public funds are recovered, and justice delivered to the people of Sierra Leone.