More Heads To Roll

 

As the nation prepares to go to bed on Thursday night last week, news leaked that the former Commissioner General of the National Revenue Authority, Haja Kallah Kamara and NRA Finance Director, Abdul Conteh had been arrested and detained by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

Details about the cause of the two NRA officials were scanty. However, it is alleged that Madam Haja Kamara and Abdul Conteh were arrested and detained in connection with Le6 billion that was allocated for the construction of customs facilities.

Information reaching The Exclusive from other sources detailed that the NRA Board of Directors ordered an audit of NRA accounts for 2017.

The auditors reportedly discovered that the former NRA Commissioner General under the agency’s corporate social responsibility built a primary school in her village costing Le6 billion.

The audit also revealed that Madam Haja Kamara and Abdulai Conteh approved payment of Le7 billion to disinfect NRA offices.

It also revealed that Le3.6 billion was allegedly paid to a fictitious Lynx Investment Company for a one-time supply of stationary to NRA. Payments are also alleged to have been made in the name of junior staff members by Abdul Conteh.

These revelations of financial impropriety, sources say, led the NRA Board to call for full scale audit of NRA finances to cover donor funded projects, the 3% subvention paid to the authority by government, the duty waivers and anti-smuggling accounts.

As the investigation continues, sources say more NRA officials will be called to face the music. “More heads will definitely roll,” an NRA board member confided in The Exclusive.