As They Sign MOU On Corruption… ACC, Civil Society Battle Ready

 

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) past Tuesday, 11th September, 2018, signed a one year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Civil Society groups.

Addressing civil society groups, the Commissioner of ACCC, Francis Ben Kaifala said the MOU is aimed at engaging civil society groups to work together in the fight against corruption. He said, 18 years after the inception of Commission by an Act of Parliament, it has not adequately fought corruption to the letter which, he added, is the primary reason they decided to  sign the said MOU in a bid to expose government officials that are involved in corrupt practices. According to the ACC Boss, working with these civil society groups would help a great deal in curbing corruption.

Lawyer Kaifala further disclosed that when he took over as the ACC Boss, he inherited numerous challenges facing the institution, citing limited personnel and resources to carry out investigations.

He told civil society groups that there must be an exchange of information between them to enhance capacity building and asked them to report whatever intelligence they have that is corruption related, adding that the Commission intends to embark on sensitization drive on corruption related issues.
Shortly after the signing of the MOU, the Director of Native Consortium, William Sao Lamina told The Exclusive that he warmly welcomed the initiative of the ACC Boss to work hand in hand with civil society groups in curbing corruption. “We stand for the poor people and that is why we are always advocating for the betterment of the poor and disadvantaged,” he said. He said, he would invite all District Coordinators in a bid to discuss how to help the ACC in combating corruption as Native Consortium Advocacy Network, he said, stands for integrity.