No Assets Declaration For Junior Workers -ACC Boss Declares


By Ayodele Deen-Cole

As a way of reducing the heavy work load and number of people declaring their assets to the state, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala Esq. whilst launching of a latest report on corruption and the Commission of Inquiry said the Commission has stopped the asset declaration exercise for junior workers within the Civil Service and also for those serving in security apparatus.

According to the ACC Boss, only intermediate and senior cadre workers are to declare their assets to the state, noting that the reason for this is because they are the ones who are targets of corruption. He noted that at present, the ACC is processing over hundreds of thousands of asset declaration forms ranging from junior to senior workers, adding that the Commission does not necessarily have all the resources to carry out such work. He also noted that the new asset declaration policy will also reduce wastages as most of the junior workers are declaring the same thing over and again.

Responding to other issues, Francis Ben Kaifala noted that there has been lots of internal progress in the institution including the centralization of all prosecution and also winning the advocacy for the institution of special judges to sit on corruption matters. The ACC Boss urged all to help it in raising awareness on corruption.