By End Of Year… ACC To Bag Le21B

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), which stands at the forefront of His Excellency, President Julius Maada Bio’s ‘New Direction’ government’s fight against corruption, on Monday 17th June, 2019 presented a cheque of Le7.5 billion to the President at State House.

Addressing the ceremony that was witnessed by Ministers, heads of state institutions and other dignitaries, the ACC Commissioner, Joseph Ben Kaifala Esq. told the President Bio and the audience that the Le7.5 billion was recovered from officials of the past government that had embezzled it. He recalled that in December 2018, the Commission presented a cheque of the same amount to President Bio as money recovered under settlement plans from former government officials.

Commissioner Kaifala furthered that from the recovery trend, by the end of the year the ACC would have recovered up to Le21 billion. The central strategy which he said is “no conviction asset based recovery” is for the Commission to go after stolen money in its stride to conscientiously control the menace.

President Bio, who proudly received the cheque, said his government remains resolute in the fight against corruption which he described as man-made, adding that the Le15 billion so far paid to government by ACC would be utilized to build a state-of-the-art diagnostic hospital for the benefit of the citizenry.